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May 13, 2010

Making a Blog with GIMP

We are about to make a transparent/transluscent box like those on the blogs we have. We will be using the image below as our blog background.

  1. Open your GIMP. CLick on file=>new and the window below should appear. Set the width and height of your blog.

  2. Right-click the image above copy and paste it on your canvas. Go to your layers window and click on the "new layer" option as shown below:

    After creating a new layer, the window should now look like so:

  3. Now, we need to make the textbox. First, create a layer for the textbox:

    This window should pop-up. Place a layer name you desire and be sure that layer fill type is Transparency.

    Your layer window should look like this:

  4. Then click on your main GIMP window click on the "select rectangular regions" and drag your mouse across the canvas for the textbox:

    After making the selection for your textbox, your canvas should now look like so:

  5. It's time to place the textbox color. Click on your bucket tool and be sure to adjust all the elements highlighted in red boxes below:

    Now, click on your selection. It should be filled with a transparent white color like so:

  6. Just add some texts or any effects to make your blog even prettier. I have made a sample blog. All effects were done on GIMP.

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