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Gimp tutorial, in this video you will learn how to make your own borders.
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Hey there, in this video I'm just going to show you how you can put borders around your images. Different effects that can do with borders and the idea behind this is from Jaahhee one of my subscribers. So you might want to check out his MySpace account. He has some cool music there you can listen to and I had already feature them in a previous video of mine. So anyway, he actually asked me if I can make full page borders in MySpace account. Unfortunately I'm not really good at making layouts, I'm still learning. So if I am able to do that I'm going to make a video about it. But for now I'm just going to teach you how you can make some borders around images.
Simply as way of doing this is just by passing your image or background to our décor filter. So go to filters then décor then add border, they're should pop up, putting your sizes, choose your color and hit ok. And that is how you can quickly make or add your border to your particular background or image. It’s pretty boring, I know and that is one way of doing this.
Okay, now we’re going to make some glass borders. So to your layers window hitting control L and then duplicate your image or your background like so. So, on your background copy you select rectangle select tool from your tools and then you're basically going to definite your borders. So I'm going to use this like so and then we go to select and then hit invert.
Now we go to filter and we’re going to pass our border to Gaussian blur filter. So go to filters then blur then Gaussian blur and then define your blur radius. I'm going to go with 50 or maybe 100, so it’s really up to you on how frosted your glass will be. So I'm just going to do it 100 so hit ok if you're satisfied. Here we are.
And then we’re going to go to our layers window again, this time we create another layer, so I'm just going to go with glass, so hit ok. And then you go to glass and then we go to our fill tool from our tools and you select your color so it will depend on what color your glass would be. So, I'm going to go with light blue, hit ok and I'm going to color my border like so, all right.
Now, we go to our layers window again, this time we’re going to switch our mode to soft light like so. So as you can see it looks like a glass now but it really depends on you on how you want it to appear, so you can change the opacity like so. And if you're satisfied then there is your glass border. So it’s really depends on you on what color on how blurry or how blurred your border would be and this is basically a frosted glass look for your border. So here's another way of adding a border to your image or background.
Okay, with our last border I'll be using a supernova filter and I had got this idea from slowcorey2 who had asked me about GIMP because I'll be using this filter. So again with my wallpaper you go to your tools and grab your rectangle select tool to define your border which I already did, go to select and hit invert as well and if you're done with that you open your layers window and then duplicate our layers. So it depends on you on how fast or how slow you animation would look like so you duplicated about ten times or so at least that’s what I did so if you're done duplicating that you hide all your layers accept you first layer. So you select your first layer make it visible and we’re going to pass this to our supernova filter.
So go to filters and then light and shadow and then go to supernova like so. And then if you’re happy with you settings you can change the radius, the spokes, the color. I'm going to go with red and then position it at the edge of your image. I'm going to go here, in here. So if you're happy with your position of your setting just hit ok. It should look like this one. So if you're happy with that you go to our layers window again and then we’re going to hide our current layer.
We go up a notch and to our second layer make that visible and we’re going to pass this to us supernova filter again. So we go to filters and then we show supernova a quicker access and then we’re basically going to move it across our border like so. So you can also change the color if you want to but I'm going to stick with red and then if you're happy with you settings hit ok.
And it should look like this one. So if you’re happy with that, we go back to our layers window. We hide our current layer and then go up another layer and then make that visible and the same thing we’re going to pass at to our supernova filter. So the idea behind this is to pass our supernova all around our edges, so make sure it moves around the edges in each layer that we have. So if you're done with that you go to file and then save as whatever your file name and save it as a gif animation. And if you're done with that it should look like this one which I had already created by the way. And there you go an animated border done with the supernova filter.
So you could experiment with a lot of filters, a lot of techniques with GIMP in creating your own borders. You can use this borders as webpage borders, signature borders if you're participating in a forum or so and also as image frames. So there you go thanks for watching this video. To all my subscribers, thanks for the sub, please check out my other videos and my YouTube partners on my channel and as always have fun. See yah.