Font Techniques

Discussion in 'Guides' started by raptok, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. raptok

    raptok Guest

    I'm just going to show you some font techniques using gimp.


    HAHA, I'll put my own one down later but here are some handy links while your waiting

    text-to-path-tutorial
    A logo
    Glow Effect
    How-to-Engrave-Text-in-Gimp
    gimp-text-effect-tutorial
    gimp-vista-button
    Credit for These go to Gimp Tutorials members

    My technique.

    To do this I will be using a black 120x400 canvas

    Add your text to the canvas

    Click on the text layer right click the alpha to selection, delete the layer. You now have a selection of your text.

    Add a new layer, use the paint brush to fill the selection with any colour you see fit.

    Add a new layer again this time fill the selection with white

    Add a new layer fill the selection with black

    Add a new layer fill the selection with the first colour you used.

    Go to select then none

    Gaussian blur the first layer you did and set the blur radius at 5

    Gaussian blur the second layer you did and set the radius at 3

    Set the 3rd layer on overlay

    Set the 4th layer on multiply

    You now have a simple text effect.

    You can change it partly to an image (Like in my signature) by going to alpha to selection on the original text layer

    Past image in, and put into desired place

    Go to selection then invert selection

    Delete

    Set layer on multiply (or mess around with layering)

    Another handy tip Is just try messing around with text and if you get a good effect save the xcf
     
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  2. Where will you show us these?
     
  3. raptok

    raptok Guest

    You have to wait for me to word the tutorials get the images, you know that stuff. I can't just put it up straight away.
     
  4. lawpaok

    lawpaok Guest

    LoL...you could have at least made the first part before making a thread...
     
  5. raptok

    raptok Guest

    Law your lucky I'm doing this, I'll lessen the amount of work you have to do
     
  6. lawpaok

    lawpaok Guest

    LOL you think by making a font tutorial you can teach someone to make sigs and graphics in general?
    If you think that you are badly mistaken my friend...;)
     
  7. raptok

    raptok Guest

    No but then they can put text on images :D
     
  8. OrangeOpti

    OrangeOpti Guest

    And putting text on signatures is some serious GFX?
     
  9. I highly doubt it.
     
  10. raptok

    raptok Guest

    It's not but it get's rid of customers [​IMG]
     
  11. OrangeOpti

    OrangeOpti Guest

    You do realise you haven't done anything. This thread is fail.
     
  12. raptok

    raptok Guest

    Shhh opti. I'm getting there
     
  13. shawnpal

    shawnpal Guest

    Still nothing..

    At least say that all the tut's from the same place and not made by you.

    Don't take other people's credits
     
  14. lordmeno2

    lordmeno2 Guest

    I used this and I made this sig(look down)
     
  15. raptok

    raptok Guest

    pretty good :) thumbs up
     
  16. Tury18

    Tury18 Guest

    Could you make a text guide for Photoshop, if you get some spare time?
     
  17. HIHIpeople

    HIHIpeople Strategos

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    Rappyz inactive :(
     
  18. raptok

    raptok Guest

    HiHi THAT'S MY PHOENIX STOP USING HIM HE'S MINE my precious phoenix pic, so very precious
     
  19. Skullyhoofd

    Skullyhoofd Guest

    I highly doubt you're the creator of that pheonix.
     

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