Adding Glow To Images
Step 1: Create a new Gimp image with a black background.
Go to File -> New or Ctrl+N (Make sure blackground color is set to black.) And set the options like I have in the photo below.
Step 2: Draw something
Create a NEW LAYER and name it something like 'Line1' or whatever. Then take the PATHS TOOL (if you can't find the PATHS TOOL, hover your mouse over the tool icons and it should show you their names) and using two clicks, create a line.
Step 3: Create some brushes
In the brushes tab, select NEW BRUSH and create two with the same features in the photos below.
Step 4: Make the lines
In the brush tab, take the thinner line you created and select it. Then go to EDIT->STROKE PATH. When the dialog box pops up, click the STROKE WITH A PAINT TOOL and press STROKE. Your line should turn white.
Step 5: Create a red line
Create a new layer and call it 'Red Glow'. Change the foreground color to a red color of your choice. Now, select the thicker line you created and repeat step 4. Your line should have turned red.
Step 6: Create a glow
Now go to Filters -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur and change the values to 10px for both Horizontal and vertical fields. And push OK. You should have a blurry red line.
Step 7: Make more lines or whatever you want
Create a few more lines using steps 2-6 above.
Step 8: Don't forget to back up your files.
Somehow, I've managed to delete the gimp file I was working on so I have to stop here. However, check back next time for tips on creating icons and buttons for your web page or blog.
#1 - Installing Gimp
#2 - Fundamental Techniques
#3 - Image Reflection on Glass
#5 - Creating Icons/Buttons for Web/Blogs
#6 - Design in Text
#7 - Underwater
#8 - Font Effects Part 1
#9 - Font Effects Part 2
#10 - Font Effects Part 3
#11 - Blending Two Images
#12 - The Poirot Effect
The Artist's Guide to Gimp