I have created an illustrated Gimp tutorial that demonstrates how to make
colored text with a sharp black outline:
I made the tutorial after seeing the question several times here in
If you are new to the Gimp there are some basic things in the tutorial
that will be useful beyond the text exercise.
If you are a seasoned Gimp professional please take a few moments to
review the tutorial for accuracy.
I have also contacted admin at www.gimp.org to see about setting up a
central repository for links to Gimp tutorials around the web.
Thanks and happy Gimping!
Jon Winters http://www.obscurasite.com/