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(Newbie guide) How to download text on to gimp.

Postby Ajana » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:32 am

Hello, this is my third tutorial. The Brush, The Userbar, now the text. Feel free to tell me what I'm doing wrong and what I'm doing right, I hope you don't get stuck on this, I will try my best to do it clear as possible.

Ok then lets start.

Step one:
First go to there you can find your font you want in your signiture I did abit of a map of the site.

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Step two:

download your text by clicking download if it don't say free for personal use don't. I'm going to download the text in my signiture. "Jellyka Estrya's Handwriting."
Now if you have firefox do what the following image says (Double click.)

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Step three:

Go into your control pannel and double click font, a big screen should come up.

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Step four:

This part is probaly the hardest bit so listen up, ok now you need to get your text into the list of fonts. Ok there is two way, the easy one is to copy the font file in my case the Jellyka estrya handwriting, and simply paste it into the file then your done but wait, search for it first. If you can't find do this. Go to the font file Jellyka estrya handwriting for me. Highlight it and click move this file, highlight to get this option. Now, I reccomend you move it to local disk (:c) now then, go onto the fonts page with the list of fonts click on file, then go to install new font. Now click drive (c:) Double click windows option in the list of programs, It should find your text then select it and click download font.

Step six: Reload gimp and then when you get into gimp click the A icon and then type in eg "J" it should come up with my text if I installed one called xion it I would type in x then It would find me xion. Good you can now use text in gimp.

Series 2 of Newbie guide to gimp.

Key for other OS:

# Windows Vista : Right-click on the font files > "Install"
# Windows XP : Put the font files into C:\Windows\Fonts
# Mac OS X : Double-click the font file > "Install font" button

Thanks for reading.
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Re: (Newbie guide) How to download text on to gimp.

Postby Amuro Ray VV » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:26 am

This good for newbie :D
I think you could joint with one topic instead of many topic it will make newbie confuse :D

The linux is diffirent :D
For all user
if you has root accout, login to root account using "su" command on the terminal
You copy the ttf file to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/

or you only then copy ttf file to /home/<Your home folder name here>/.fonts/
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Re: (Newbie guide) How to download text on to gimp.

Postby undrgrnd » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:46 pm

or you could also copy the fonts directly to the font folder of GIMP so only GIMP uses those fonts. . .

i don't like the fonts getting into my Office Tools

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and as to what Amuro said. . .
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Re: (Newbie guide) How to download text on to gimp.

Postby Ajana » Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:57 pm

Lol (:
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Re: (Newbie guide) How to download text on to gimp.

Postby Amuro Ray VV » Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:47 pm

undrgrnd :question:
What wrong with it? Why you use that smile :question:

I can do anything i need from win in Linux except games :(
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Re: (Newbie guide) How to download text on to gimp.

Postby sky-fyre » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:52 pm

Amuro Ray VV wrote:This good for newbie :D
I think you could joint with one topic instead of many topic it will make newbie confuse :D

The linux is diffirent :D
For all user
if you has root accout, login to root account using "su" command on the terminal
You copy the ttf file to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/

or you only then copy ttf file to /home/<Your home folder name here>/.fonts/


at school, since i dont have sudo, i just go to kcontrol center (i think. or just control center i guess xD) and system wutsit, font installer. copy them in and click ok, then voila. =3
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Re: (Newbie guide) How to download text on to gimp.

Postby Oakesyboy » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:26 pm

nice tut.
I especially like your handwrititing :P
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Re: (Newbie guide) How to download text on to gimp.

Postby Amuro Ray VV » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:43 am

sky-fyre wrote:at school, since i dont have sudo, i just go to kcontrol center (i think. or just control center i guess xD) and system wutsit, font installer. copy them in and click ok, then voila. =3


Yeah if you use KDE :D like me but well not many people who use linux is use KDE, someone use GNOME too and orther Window Manager

So this is the basic :D.
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Re: (Newbie guide) How to download text on to gimp.

Postby Siddharth » Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:09 pm

simple tut
and nice mouse(hand)writing :P
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Re: (Newbie guide) How to download text on to gimp.

Postby sky-fyre » Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:05 pm

Amuro Ray VV wrote:Yeah if you use KDE :D like me but well not many people who use linux is use KDE, someone use GNOME too and orther Window Manager

So this is the basic :D.


i use windowmaker when i can ^^
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Re: (Newbie guide) How to download text on to gimp.

Postby Ajana » Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:39 pm

Thanks for commenting guys.
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Re: (Newbie guide) How to download text on to gimp.

Postby Ajana » Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:42 am

Hmm, I didn't have any tea when I was mouse writing what ever you want to call it lol.
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Re: (Newbie guide) How to download text on to gimp.

Postby schrottplatz » Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:02 am

.... /user/.gimp-2.6/fonts/
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Re: (Newbie guide) How to download text on to gimp.

Postby TRiNiTYfemi » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:23 pm

Thankyou so much for posting this up... it's been a great help
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