Longstreet <forums <at> gimpusers.com> writes:

> Hello all. Noob here, with a question. I've used GIMP just enough to 
humiliate myself at my lack of
> knowledge, and am trying to get a handle on the whole image manipulation 
> For a first project, I'm trying to make a wallpaper for my phone. My idea 
involves neon text (from the
> tutorial on this page http://www.gimpusers.com/tutorials/neon-glow-text) on 
top of a logo I've found
> in a jpg, both of those over a starry night sky.
> The text is no problem. The tutorial referenced above was easy to use and 
understand. I thought I could apply
> the same steps to the black-and-white image here http://i211.photobucket.com/
> but it didn't work.
> I suppose the problem is that I'm starting with two different things, i.e. 
starting from scratch with the
> text vs trying to manipulate a jpg. I've tried experimenting along the way, 
but it's hard to experiment
> when I'm not sure what I'm doing in the first place. I'm sure what I'm trying 
is possible, but I'm not sure how
> to go about it.
> Any ideas or suggestions? Tia.

some screenshots along the way. http://i.imgur.com/ZL18G.jpg

1. add an alpha channel
2. select the black and cut it (1st image)
3. invert the selection
4. shrink the selection by (say) 10 pix
5. cut the selection (2nd image)
6. select none
7. apply the alpha to neon filter setting as per your tutorial (3rd image)

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