The other day I had need to make a sort of distressed/grungy/textured looking font using The GIMP. You know the kind of thing. A little googling bought up Grunge texture text from gimp.pixtuts.com, which got me most of the way towards the effect I wanted. This video is my simplified version of that approach. Being lazy I prefer simple. In the video I use this wood texture from textureking. I used a photo of a fence in the mist for my actual project, applying the same technique several times to get just what I was after. Props to nor for suggesting I post about it. There is a high res version if you want to follow along or don't have flash.