Sunday, June 25, 2006

Tutorial for changing font color to pattern

I figured out how to make text take on a pattern.

1. Choose the layer you want (in the layers dialogue) and create a pattern from it
(script-fu --> selection --> to pattern)
2. Type some text that you want to change to pattern (you'll want to use a big blocky font for this)
3. click on select --> by color, then click on the black text
4. click on edit --> fill with pattern

There you go! This is so cool! I learn, you learn. Isn't this fun?

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Our first mini-tutorial...

...otherwise known as "what I wish I knew about GIMP when I got started scrapping."

When you first open GIMP it's not very intuitive what to do first. I think the window that opens is called the "toolbox" or something like that. Also, some nice tips will pop up that you can scroll through, or close, whichever your pleasure. Some great reading material once you've spent a few hours on GIMP fiddling around with stuff tho! :D

Here is the first thing I would suggest. If you've downloaded some freebies or some nice "for purchase" kit, click on "File", "Open" and then find a background that you like and click "ok." Once your background is open you will have a new set of dropdown menus to choose from at the top of the new window. Click on "dialogue" at the top of the new window and then click on "layers." This will open a small window that will show you all the layers that you have created in your layout. Now, click on "file" on your background window, "open as layer", and choose a photo from your harddrive. Once it is open you will see in your "layers" window (also called a dialogue) that you have two layers: the background and your photo. :D Isn't that nifty?

Some fun things you can do with your photo now: click on the "move" button on your toolbox and then click and drag your photo around. Drop it somewhere, then click and drag and move it some more. Now, go to the layers dialogue and find the "opacity" feature. Right now it should say 100, but you can either click and drag the slider around, or click on the arrows to decrease the opacity of the layer. You can also click on the background on the layers dialogue, but for now, you don't really need to. Are you having fun yet? More to come, and questions are always welcome! :D Please leave a comment and let me know if this was helpful to you, too.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Would anyone here like a complimentary doodle?

Well, here ya go! These doodles are the best! Thanks DDE!

Monday, June 12, 2006

This is supposed to be a blinkie.

Friday, June 09, 2006

I'm still hoping for some design help here...

Could you, would you please! I don't want a bland blog. I don't like bland scrapbooking and I want this to be something other scrappers will enjoy. :D

I want something like this on top.

I guess I'll figure it out eventually.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Am I an artist?

Well, I don't know if I would call myself an artist--more of a "wife of a computer geek" who found the GIMP through her husband. I like to think I'm creative, and he will sometimes roll his eyes at me for what I think is cool! So, now a friend of mine wants me to make a blinkie for her website to link to my blog, and I have no idea how to do it. I guess just make a really tiny layout and call it good. Maybe 100pixels x 200 pixels? What do you think? Oh, and any suggestions would be much appreciated on the look of my blog, since I am completely HTML-illiterate, and not very blog-savy. Ciao!

the GIMP--it's not just for geeks anymore

I am having so much fun! Now I gotta figure out how to post a pic on here for y'all to see. :D

My wonderful 2 year old is yammering at me about everything trivial under the sun--it's a wonder I'm sitting upright these days. But when I get a chance (and the strength) I digi-scrap.

One wonderful community of scrappers I have found is at They have wonderful forums and a couple of threads about using GIMP! One is in the beginners forum and one is in the software forum. Another resource I have found--and a new friend as well--is at She added a tutorial for using her digital tears with GIMP. What a servant! :D Thanks so much to you!

Anyway, now that those little intro's are out of the way, off to play with the kiddo! :D

Sunday, June 04, 2006

A Fabulous Idea!

Since no one else in the WORLD seems to scrap with GIMP why not start a blog about it and let the masses come to me?!

I must say, I was exagerating a bit by saying "no one," and will enlighten you all about my few but humble sources of aid and encouragement in another entry. For now I will bask in my glory.