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    Default [GIMP] White "Glow" Behind Black Text?

    Hey, all!

    I'm just looking for a quick, simple, easy way to make my text stand out on maps in GIMP. One of the ways I see people use is a white-ish "glow" behind the text and I like the way that looks.

    I'm a complete GIMP and image editing newbie. Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks!

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    Hi Sharpe,

    I thought it would be easiest to show you in pictures.

    After you add your text, select the text layer and then go to the menu and follow the path Script-Fu>Layer Effects>Outer-Glow.
    [GIMP] White "Glow" Behind Black Text?-layer-effects-path.jpg

    A box will pop up allowing you to select glow color, size, opacity.
    This is what it looks like with the glow on.
    [GIMP] White "Glow" Behind Black Text?-glow-.jpg

    I am using Gimp Paint Studio, if the configuration of my GIMP stuff looks weird to you. It's just GIMP with a bunch of presets added.

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    Hey, thanks man! Got it to work. Appreciate it!

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