On Sunday 01 November 2009 09:30:17 pm vr wrote:
> I create a transparent canvas about 348x67 then pick a font, select white
> for the color, and set the font at around 34. Then using the scale tool I
> stretch the text to fill more of the canvas space. Then I right click the
> text layer and "alpha to selection". Then I select -> grow selection by 3.
> Then I use the bucket tool to fill the 3 pixel region with black.

wait a sec--what i wrote earlier isn't right. i tried your steps again, and 
found that once you change the size of the text with the resize tool, the 
resulting image isn't a vector image anymore, means it can't be scaled 
without quality loss.

you'll have to adjust the text size by editing the font size in the toolbox. 
then move the text layer to the exact position you want it. you can add 
borders or whatever on additional layers beneath the text layer (or above 
it, depending on what you want to do).

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