Hi all. Can anyone suggest a simple graphics program that I could use under Linux to create a site banner with please. I've looked at GIMP, but that's probably overkill for what I want to do. I just want to create some 'metalic looking' text on a plain black background, maybe with some additional color added to the background.
Honestly I would use the GIMP. The only other graphics programs I've used on Linux have been a little to much like "Paint" and wouldn't have the guts to make your metal text. GIMP is a stellar program, here's a link to a good brushed metal text tutorial / forum thread: http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/topic/...ext-483-1.html
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If you have the dosh to spare and want to master the GIMP, then this book is the answer to your prayers - I know it's the answer to mine for a decent up-to-date book on the GIMP.
From what I've read so far, a layer is just like an OHP transparency. As you build up an image on the OHP projector using several OHP transparencies, you can do the same with layers in the GIMP. You just overlay different parts of an image using transparent layers, until you have the finished image. Then you can save it to file as one complete picture.
Thanks for that KDLA. I still need to master GIMP so I can be proficient in designing and editing images though. I'll check out the link soon. Getting to grip with the GIMP is one of those things I have been putting off for a long time, mainly cause I could not find a decent tutorial. Now with this book I have a fighting chance of mastering image manipulation at last.