Today is our fifth week into the Gimp series, which will be on Adding Text to your Photos. You can add text to include your shop name, your shop link, or whatever you want on the photo. There are many places on the internet that provide fun free fonts, such as Font Space, Da Font, and Simply the Best Free Fonts.
Let's begin... you can click on any of pictures to enlarge them.
1. Open Gimp and open the file that you would like to add some text to.
2. Click on the big letter A on your Toolbox.
3. Click and hold the left mouse button down and drag a square (on the photo). This is where your text would be. This box can be moved and reshaped. Gimp will automatically create a new layer, which means you can move the box along with the text without messing up your original photo. The Gimp Text Editor Box should pop up too.
4. Now that you have your little text box, type whatever you want on there. To change the font size or font, go to your Toolbox and change the size or font to your liking. When you want it to say something different, type it into the Gimp Text Editor box.
I would absolutely LOVE your comments and feedback here, is there something that you'd like to learn on Gimp? Next week, I'll show you how to re-size an image on Gimp.