How to work with borders in GIMP

Most photographers like to add borders to images and texts before they print their work. Adding a border to your image or text in your image can add a good frame around the photo when it is done properly. When using GIMP, adding borders is not complicated; you can do it in any color you choose. We will provide you with the steps you can use to effectively work with borders in GIMP.

How to add a border in GIMP

You can add a border in GIMP by using a filter using the following steps:

1. Open GIMP on your computer.

2. Load the image you want to add a border to in GIMP.

3. Go to the Filter menu.

4. Select the D├ęcor submenu.

5. Click on Border.

6. On the dialog box that appears, set the same border size for the bottom and top of the image and one size for the left and right instead of individually giving the size of every border edge.

7. Click on the Delta value on the color option to allow you to make a raised effect by changing the colors of the borders to add the suggestion of a source that is light.

8. You can change the Delta value color to 0 and set the Border color to black.

Your image will now have a new black border. You can also make more interesting effects by combining different thin borders into a larger one by repeating the Add Border script several times with various settings until you get the one you want.

How to give the text a border in GIMP

You can give the text a border in GIMP by using the following steps:

1. Open GIMP on your computer.

2. Create a new image or open one that exists by going to the File menu and clicking on the New or Open function.

3. Add the text and copy the path from the text by using the Text tool in the Toolbox at the left.

4. Customize the size, font, and color of the text you have added.

5. Right-click on the text after adding and customizing it and select the Path from Text option from the context menu.

6. Go to the Layer menu.

7. Click on the New Layer option to add a new layer.

8. On the pop-up that appears to configure the settings of the layer, set the Fill with filed to Transparency value.

9. Name the layer as Text Outline.

10. Press OK after setting up the options.

11. Go to the Select menu.

12. Tap on the From Path option. Your text should be highlighted.

13. Go to the Select menu again and click on the Grow option.

14. Select the growing size on the dialog box that pops up.

15. Go to the Edit menu.

16. Click on the Stroke Selection option.

17. Select the Stroke Line option and set up different options like line style, solid line, line width, or dash patterns.

18. Select the Stroke option.

You will now have an outline for your text.

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