I'm not sure on how different or similar it would be for photoshop (because one way I tell if a graphic was made in photoshop or gimp is by the text) so i'll stick with what I know ~
Basically you use the text tool to type or copy and paste all the text into GIMP, though multiple text boxes need to be used if you want to do more fancy formatting. Then, after you have arranged the text and put all your symbols in, you use Alpha to Select with each text box and on another layer you brush in colours.
Make sure to delete the original text layers or at least hide them though because they'll make your text look bad (their pixels might show up in or around the coloured text). If you're keeping uncoloured text just erase the parts that go under the coloured bits.
With the image as is, save it by pressing CTRL+S or going into File > Save but instead of leaving
it as a .jpg, .png, or .xcf, you will be saving it as a ".pat" file. For example: "Lines-1.pat" Another window will pop up and whichever name you choose for it here
will be what it's titled in your patterns section. If you do not save it to your patterns folder and
instead save it into your pictures, you will need to do the following extra step.
*Important Note from Hello Honey Lemon: If you have GIMP 2.8 you won't be able to save it as a
.pat file and will instead need to export the file since it won't allow you to save a .pat file.
How do I export the file? I'm not exactly sure what to do/how to do this since this is literally my first tutorial with GIMP. I do have 2.8 because it won't allow me to save it as a .pat file at all. I've went through the rest of the process and just want to save it as a pattern to use on future images once I've actually gotten more into graphic design. heart
Edit :: Never mind, I figured it out. mrgreen Only problem I'm having now (after putting it in with my GIMP patterns) is how to get it to show up where I can actually use it as a pattern... emo
Edit #2 :: Sorry for another edit... Lol. Just wanted to say that I figured that out as well. Man, I'm on a roll tonight! lol Hopefully I can catch on to this stuff pretty easily. I've always wanted to have my own little graphics shop on here. emotion_kirakira