Post by grieve[Q2C] on Feb 10, 2005 23:50:10 GMT -5
there is more than I way to do this. for example you can use the tool for rectangular selections and make a selection which is slightly smaller than the whole picture ( as thick as you want the border to be ). then you open the context menu for the picture and go to the "selection" submenu and invert the selection. then you go to the "modify" submenu and simply use "cut" to remove the border. then you choose a color for filling ( by doubleclicking the color field on the small main window and use the flood filling tool to fill the whole border with your color.
another possiblity is to use the Script-Fu plugin for borders. use the context menu to go to the Script-Fu submenu. choose "Decoration" and there is an option for adding a border.
I know, you really need to get used to the behaviour of Gimp .... some plugins ( I guess the border plugin too ) first stay passively in the task bar when you call them. to make them active after launching you have to click on them in the task bar to maximize the plugin window and make your additional settings, like changing the border color and thickness, then start it with the OK button.
once you get a feeling for this program you can make great things with it.
Post by Le Ray [Q2C] on Feb 11, 2005 15:02:43 GMT -5
Grieve, I'm sort of getting the hang of the program. But I'm having trouble moving objects around after I paste them into the file.
What I'm doing is starting with a base and giving it color, them I'm adding text and then pasting an image. But once I get the text and the image loaded, I can't seem to move them where they need to go. Any suggestions?