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sophie: A cartoon-like representation of a girl standing on a hill, with brown hair, blue eyes, a flowery top, and blue skirt. ☀ (Default)
[personal profile] sophie
Today, it's fairly easy to make LOLcat macros with online tools such as roflbot or the ICHC LolBuilder, but they both leave a somewhat unsightly looking watermark to the picture advertising how it was made.

Fortunately, it's easy to recreate the effect in the GIMP! Today I'll be showing you how to make this image:

A cat macro created in the GIMP showing a cat's tail naturally lying in a spiral. Text in the lower-right corner reads 'DREAMWIDTH'.

This howto is aimed at beginners to the GIMP, so a lot of steps will be explained that may not otherwise be.

(I apologise in advance that the PNG images in this tutorial have JPEG artifacts; that's due to the way I'm using the GIMP, not due to any lack of knowledge of how to take clean shots on my part.)

How to: Make your own LOLcat macros )

Hopefully this helps somebody :D Take care!
blnchflr: Captain America Civil War (skuf)
[personal profile] blnchflr
This tutorial is aimed at Gimp novices. It is my first tutorial, un-betaed, and I welcome feedback!

The font I'm using is Amadeus, but you can choose any font you like. (For Ubuntu font newbies = me 2 weeks ago: Installing fonts in Ubuntu.)

Creating an icon in Gimp with transparent background and gradient-colored text )

I'm not a Gimp expert, but I'm happy to help if I can: ask if you get stuck or have questions :o)