There are many things you can do to vary the appearance of text beyond
just rendering it with different fonts or different colors. By
converting a text item to a selection or a path, you can fill it, stroke
the outlines, transform it, or generally apply the whole panoply of
GIMP tools to get interesting effects. As a demonstration of some of the
possibilities, try out the "logo" scripts at
sections should help you get started. Of course, you don't need
Script-Fu to create these sorts of effects, only to automate them.
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Each of these scripts allows you to enter some text, and then creates
a new image showing a logo constructed out of that text. If you would
like to modify one of these scripts, or construct a logo script of your