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Old 09-18-2013, 10:30 PM   #3041
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A few more that my wife made. The 4 Eleven is a pic of my cascade hops that I grew. 4 eleven is just the address of my in laws where I grow the hops.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:51 AM   #3042
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She did an excellent job! I'm especially partial to the 411. That hop flower looks good enough to eat on its own!
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:59 PM   #3043
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Yeah, I think that's the way to go. I found a how-to on outlining text with the Paths tool, but the only hitch is that it will only outline it in black. Which works fine for this, since I think black outlining red would look better than vice-versa.
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I use GIMP a lot. The easy way to do outlining for text is to use the select by color tool. It looks like a finger pointing at a blue, red and green strip. With your text layer selected, use the select by color tool, and select any of the text. Then, create a new layer (full size, transparent), position it underneath the text layer (using the layer dialog), then in the select menu, click grow. Grow it by however many pixels looks good (usually between 1 and 3), then use the paint bucket to fill it in. Make sure to select "Fill whole selection" for the bucket tool options. It may sound hard or like a lot of work, but it only takes a few seconds. Way easier than trying to mess with paths. Afterwards, you can merge the text layer down, and then autocrop layer (both in the layer menu at the top) to move it around if you want. I'm not sure how you got the glowy white stuff behind the font, but you can also use the same method to do that. All you have to do is grow it out more, then use the feather tool under the select menu. Play around with what you feel looks good.
This is probably old news for many, but if the text is its own layer, you can just right-click the layer and click 'Text to Selection' or something like that. Then it's easy to add outlines, inner lines, etc. by growing or shrinking selection.

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GIMP is good, given a bit of time to get antiquated with it.
This was for my latest porter

I think you meant acquainted, but your label looks nice and antiquated! (pun intended?)
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:30 PM   #3044
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Looking for some constructive criticism.

This is only the 2nd label I've ever made.

I like to make the 'Holiday Ale' fit the contour of Clark's hat, and I think the quote might be too busy
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:15 AM   #3045
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Looking for some constructive criticism.

This is only the 2nd label I've ever made.

I like to make the 'Holiday Ale' fit the contour of Clark's hat, and I think the quote might be too busy
I think the busy-ness of the quote is fitting. Pretty creative. I think though you could do something different with Holiday Ale. Not shure what though.Different color or/transparent or different lettering style to start maybe?I could be wrong about that though. I still like it as is though. Just had an idea, seeing Holiday ale lit up brite would be pretty cool. Like on the plug or something.

Just a thought...
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:44 PM   #3046
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Google images + 2 minutes of follow-up work:


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Old 10-07-2013, 04:09 PM   #3047
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I think the busy-ness of the quote is fitting. Pretty creative. I think though you could do something different with Holiday Ale. Not shure what though.Different color or/transparent or different lettering style to start maybe?I could be wrong about that though. I still like it as is though. Just had an idea, seeing Holiday ale lit up brite would be pretty cool. Like on the plug or something. Just a thought...
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:46 PM   #3048
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My newest:
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The Smoking Pumpkin (based on Yooper's Oatmeal Stout, Reno_eNVy's Punkin' Ale and my own tweaks)


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Old 10-10-2013, 04:19 AM   #3049
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Nice job guys. I love the recent labels on this page. We are doing our last of 6 brews this weekend. Here are the labels for the other 3 this year.
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:44 PM   #3050
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My buddy just finished up the label for my pumpkin beer that will be ready to bottle on Sunday! I plan to print it on like a like brown type paper, same shade as cardboard. Anyone have any advice/info on printing or on where to find nice paper that would look good with this logo?

When we were kids we always considered ourselves "punks" haha and a popular saying is "up the punx" so I kind of combined them with pumpkins.

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