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questions:

my mom asked me to edit this picture she has, using GIMP, which i just found was installed on our computer. two questions: does anyone know how to do those outlines with the numbers inside (assuming it's a picture of people) like they do on the backs of posters to identify who's who? and does anyone know if GIMP has a feature similar to adobe photoshop's "type along a path"? i just found it a few days ago, and i'm having trouble making sense of it. it appears to be a really powerful but insanely complicated program. thanks to anyone who can help.

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have you checked out the GIMP Community? Hope this helps :)

http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=gimp_users
I've been using Gimp for a while, and as far as I know there's no type along a path feature. All in all Gimp really isn't very good at editing text, even if you use special addons (FreeType).

And those outlines you'll have to draw by hand. I'd most certainly use several layers for those outlines, to make sure you can edit them easily afterwards!
ACK. it's being stupid.
on one icon you made, i think it was of morden, and the text was curved to say "shadows", how did you curve the text? because that would work too...
sorry.
That icon was done in Photoshop, I'm afraid ;) I have no idea how to get that effect im Gimp.
gr. i need to get photoshop.
I believe PSP does curved text also. I haven't tried it though.
PSP?
PSP is Paint Shop Pro. X is the latest version, I use PSP9. It's a lot cheaper than Photoshop and is easier to use. I don't know about the easy part since I haven't used the Photoshop, but I like it :)
GIMP is what I use...along with a certain amount of frustration. :D
Check out this link
http://community.livejournal.com/gimp_users/141733.html

Good Luck!
thanks. i wondered about that too, but i felt stupid if i tried to ask every question i had. and goodness knows i'm not going to ask my father. i appreciate you people so much.