GIMP Outlined Text Tool

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flamethrower
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GIMP Outlined Text Tool

Post by flamethrower » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:15 pm

I learned enough GIMP Python-Fu to make this, a plugin for GIMP.

Here is the script. https://pastebin.com/aejSY2qw
It goes in %UserProfile%\.gimp-2-8\plug-ins. This folder is created when you run GIMP for the first time. You can customize the path from Edit->Preferences.

Once installed, find it in the menu at Filters->Alpha to Logo->Text with Outline...

Here's a sample output:
Sample.png
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The top is 16 pixel Arial in white with 1 pixel olive border.
The bottom is the same but with 2 pixel radius gaussian blur applied to the outline.

Here's what the interface looks like:
Interface.png
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Set blur radius to zero for no blur.

The text will go in the top left if you have no selection, or at the top-left of your selection, if you have one.

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