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      Tutorial for a Transparent Border


      Hey everyone, this is my guide for making a transparent border! It's pretty simple to do. Hope you enjoy this tutorial!

      The Border We'll Be Making:


      Step 1:
      Before even starting on the signature or graphic i'm making, I make sure that the layers box is open. That way you can have your layers there and can easily change each layer or move layers around. I also do this with the brushes and patterns boxes. To do this, go to: Windows>Dockable Dialogs>Layers (on your gimp toolbar at the top.


      Step 2:
      Now it's time to start on the transparent border. First, like when adding anything to a graphic, make a new transparent layer (Layers>New Layer).


      Step 3:
      Now that you have a new layer, you're going to select all of the graphic. (Select>All)


      Step 4:
      It's time to make the border shape, so go to Select>Border.


      Step 5:
      A box will pop up and you will choose 2. I think this is a good size for a border but you can always change the number to make the border thicker or thinner.


      Step 6:
      Now go to the paint bucket symbol and choose a color to use. I usually use white when doing the transparent border. You're going to fill in the selected area with the color you chose.


      Step 7:
      Now that you have the border color in, you can get rid of the selection (moving lines). Go to Select>None.


      Step 8:
      It's time to make the transparent effect. Go to your layers box, make sure you're on the border layer, and change the mode to Overlay (Soft light also works but I usually use Overlay).


      ... And you're done!
      Don't forget to save the layered version as a .xcf & the finished version as a .png
      Thanks for looking at & using my tutorial. (:
      Last edited by Autumn Ice; 5-15-12 at 8:30:00 PM.

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      Re: Tutorial for a Transparent Border

      You know you COULD just get your border selection and jack up the brightness, looks EXACTLY the same x:. Still, very nice. xD

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      Re: Tutorial for a Transparent Border

      Quote Originally Posted by CassySky View Post
      You know you COULD just get your border selection and jack up the brightness, looks EXACTLY the same x:. Still, very nice. xD
      lol i never really thought about that. this is how i do it though.. xD

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      Re: Tutorial for a Transparent Border

      Quote Originally Posted by Autumn Ice View Post
      lol i never really thought about that. this is how i do it though.. xD
      Yes, very nice. :D Love the siggy btw, very bright and eye catching.

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      Re: Tutorial for a Transparent Border

      When you make a new layer, is it transparent?
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      Re: Tutorial for a Transparent Border

      Quote Originally Posted by Ambassador of Death View Post
      When you make a new layer, is it transparent?
      sorry i forgot to add that in, and yes.

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      Re: Tutorial for a Transparent Border

      Thanks, nice Guide! (:

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      Re: Tutorial for a Transparent Border

      Thanks, Aut! I love this type of border. Great guide ^^

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      Re: Tutorial for a Transparent Border

      Yay, you made one.

      Thanksies Autumn!

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      Re: Tutorial for a Transparent Border

      I just do rectangular select Edit>Stroke>Select Size and then switch that layer to overlay.
      A bit quicker, but still nice guide Autumnster!

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