I made my old site logo in Gimp, it's basically white text surrounded by a black boundary that follows the contour of the text. I can describe this viscerally but there is probably a descriptive name for this effect.
In Gimp I made it using this:
- Type white text
- Layer -> Transparency -> Add alpha to selection
- Then I would increase the size by 3 or 4 pixels
- Then create a new transparent layer underneath the text layer
- And then fill this layer with black
I've got hold of Adobe Illustrator to redesign my logo, and I'm having trouble replicating this effect - I was wondering if anyone had an answer?