Yes, you can:
Ok.. I need to know how to use auto glow with gimp..
I'm not sure about "auto glow", but if you just want glowing text...
there are many ways.
One that works for me, while editing the text select "Paths from Text" in the text ToolBox. Create a blank layer, move the layer to below your text layer, then hit shift-V to get a selection of the text boundary. From the menu do Select>Grow and choose a pixel size that is about 1/5th the font size +/-. Fill the selection with the color you want the glow to be (it'll be solid at first). De-select the selection, CTRL-Shift-A. Then do a gaussian blur Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur... about twice the blur radius of what you selected for the grow size. Then adjust the Opacity of the glow layer until you're happy with it.
I hope that's what you're looking for, and is easy enough to follow.
Last edited by Atevi; March 11, 2010 at 10:54 AM. Reason: moved pic
So I'm using GIMP on the mac for typesetting a chapter of a manga but when I open a cleaned page I saw like, REALLY VISIBLE "white-outs" in the bubbles.
Not sure if you get what I mean so you can view a sample of it here:
But when I tried viewing it on other applications (E.g. 'Picture Viewer' on Windows, 'Preview' on mac etc) you can't see any of the "white-outs".
So just wondering how to solve this "white-outs" problem?? Does it have something to do with the layers or something?? Or something GIMP does?? I just really want to get rid of the "white-outs" and typeset in peace..
(PLEASE NOTE THAT IM USING GIMP SO THE SOLUTION HAS TO BE SOLVED BY/VIA GIMP AND DONT TELL ME TO USE PHOTOSHOP BECAUSE I DONT HAVE IT).
Also, I've tried just putting the text on top of the "white-outs" thinking that it'll disappear once I save it as a psd..but it didn't work.
Would appreciate the help!
If the cleaned pages are in a non layered image type (jpg/png), then the white boxes are probably there in the image when not viewing it in GIMP, however different methods of rendering the image might be making it harder to see the difference between the background color and the white box. Or if they're already a layered image (tiff/psd/xcf), then possibly the image viewer can only show the base layer.
In either case though, to fix it level the page with the Colors > Levels menu and move the white slider on the left of the Input Levels Section inwards until the background is white also. And probably do the same with the black slider if necessary.
Hmm if I understand you correctly, its probably because Gimp doesn't support Adjustment layers. And thats pretty sad. You will have to ask the Cleaner to flat out the leveled layer.
Hope this was the answer you needed
ok major problem for gimp and typesetting is that u cannot work on the typesetting again after you did it meaning there cannot be qc that is my stand of knowledge
i would tell you to borrow photoshop from a friend, *cough cough cough* or buy it
Nah Raenef, Thats only if you save as .psd, which is not the actual format you should use for images with layers. Its only a little extra thing which makes it possible to work with Photoshop users. Its not something they care about (the Gimp team) so much as gimp has its own one called .xcf. So if the quality checker would use gimp to QC and they would be saved as .xcf, it would be no problem.