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Making a Floating Logo with GIMP Image Editor

About two weeks ago I wrote as how I have adopted GIMP as my Windows 8 Image Editor. This is my first post about GIMP . I agree wtih with AngelSharum this is a somewhat complicated Image Editor, although is also very powerful. I, however, had been busy with other stuff and had not used it beyond cropping a few images.

This week I was finally able to devote some time to learn GIMP and practice a little bit. I am following some of the Tutorials they posted on the application webpage.

The first cool thing I learned to do is what they call a Floating Logo . It did not come out as good as they one they have in the Tutorial, but I believe is enough to illustrate the floating effect.

My next step is to see I can use this a watermark for some of my images.

What do you think of this logo? Do you use your own images?

© Original content by NBaquero 2014

Image Credits: My own image.

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Update Sept 19/2014: Based on the feedback provided in the comment section, I have made another attempt at this logo, please let me know if this time it does look like the letters are floating over the background.

My own image by NBaquero 2014

Image Credit » My own image NBaquero 2014

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Shadi wrote on September 12, 2014, 11:28 PM

The logo looks nice. Is that software easier to learn than Photoshop? It took me a while to create a very simple logo for my website with Photoshop. That was not easy at all.

nbaquero wrote on September 13, 2014, 12:19 AM

Shadi GIMP is complex too, this took close to 15 steps to create, I think they are both at the same level of complexity. The advantage of GIMP is that is free.

MegL wrote on September 13, 2014, 3:06 AM

Gimp is a useful program and it's FREE. If you need graphics capabilities, it is useful. I use a commercial program (though not the expensive one) and even on the forums devoted to that program, Gimp was mentioned as useful. You can often find that one program can do easily what takes another program a lot of work to do and vice versa. I like your logo. Why is it called "floating"? The letters to me, look "embossed".

BarbRad wrote on September 13, 2014, 1:24 PM

It's a nice image, but why is it called a floating logo? I'm not familiar with the term. I haven't tackled GIMP yet.

LoudMan wrote on September 13, 2014, 6:04 PM

Your logo isn't too bad. GIMP is a new discovery for me, now. should I ever get on a modern system, I'll have to check it out.

nbaquero wrote on September 18, 2014, 7:28 AM

MegL It is supposed to look as if the logo in floating over the background, but evidently I am not good enough, and did not correctly reproduced the effect. I am adding a second image I created to see if this time it looks better. Thanks so much for the feedback.

nbaquero wrote on September 18, 2014, 7:30 AM

Thanks BarbRad , it is supossed to "float" over the background, but in my case it doesn't... I just have to keep practicing emoticon :winking:

nbaquero wrote on September 18, 2014, 7:31 AM

Thank you LoudMan I see that you also have changed you own logo, was that inspired my post? LOL!

LoudMan wrote on September 18, 2014, 8:38 AM

Maybe. I dunno. I like to change my avatar every once in a while.

MegL wrote on September 18, 2014, 1:32 PM

Yes, the shadow is in the correct place now and it looks as if it is floating emoticon :grin: