I am new to Gimp. I really want to learn how to create a cool text logo with maybe a shadow for effect...thanks
select File>Create>Logos and pick one.A dialog will open.Type the logo text you need , the font face, and click ok.
Try going over to GimpChat.com there you will get a large number of examples of creating text logos and all the help you could want.
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