Super Mario games are awesome. If you disagree, you suck. If you don't know what Super Mario is, climb out of the cave you live in and buy a N64- or a Wii, or a DS, or a GBA- Mario has dominated Nintendo.
Anyways, wouldn't it be awesome to have a ? block of your very own- with your name on it?
ZOMG THAT IS SO FRICKIN AWESOME!!!
Yes, I know.
And it's pretty easy, if you can operate GIMP/Photoshop, and even if you are a n00b.
All you need is...
So what are you waiting for? GO TO THE NEXT STEP!!!
Step 1: Change the Color & Ditch the ?
The first (and easiest) step of this is to copy and paste the picture into GIMP.
Next, click colors>colorize, then change the hue to whatever you want. I chose purple for mine and my brother's is green. Then, use the eyedropper tool to select the color surrounding the ? and paint over the ? so it is blank. Now... the words... GO TO THE NEXT STEP!!!
Step 2: The Shadow
This would be a lot easier if there wasn't a shadow.
OK, make a text box and write what you want to- your initials, your name, yadda yadda. Make sure that the text is black, all caps, and not in the very center- remember, it's a shadow. not the main text.
Next, click filters>blur>pixelize and set the length/width at 5. Next, zoom up (hold ctrl and scroll up) and fill the entire letter with black so there's no transparency. Sometimes the selection gets a little screwy, so clean stuff up with the eraser tool. Copy that layer. Merge the shadow down... THEN READ THE NEXT STEP!!!
Step 3: The Actual Text
Use the eyedropper tools to select the color outside of the text, the darker of the two colors. Then, paste the layer that I told you to copy. Move it over the black text so it looks like it has a shadow. Then, fill in each letter with the color from the eyedropper with the bucket fill.
This is my third instructable, 2nd gimp instructable. Thanks for reading!