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|Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:30 pm Post subject: [GIMP TUT]Golden Letters
|I'll add pic when I have time.
Part 1:The trick is to use a good environment-map. It is important for a good effect to get different grays in the top right corner. I prefer using a <Image> Image -> Colors -> Auto-Stretch Contrast and a <Image> Filters -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur with a radius of 5 to get the full range of gray. Then select the "Golden"-Gradient in <Image> Dialogs -> Gradient Editor... and <Image> Filters -> Colors -> Gradient Map it to the image.
Part 2:The next step is to create a bumpmap for the text. Open a new grayscale image in the desired size, fill it black and paint the white text on it. To get a smooth transition do a Gaussian Blur on it.
Part 3:Then open a new RGB-Image with exactly the same size and start the Lighting-Plugin. Select the "Environment-map"- and "Bumpmap"-Toggles and select the images in the appropriate notebook-pages. I prefer a lower value in the "Maximum height" Bumpmap option. I think 0.02 is good in most cases.
Part 4: At the Bumpmap-Options you can select different between four different Curves for Bumpmapping. So you can select between a linear, spherical, logarithmic and a sinusoidal Bumpmap.
There is a much more flexible way to specify the surface of the Bumpmap. The Key is the <Image> Image -> Colors -> Curves-Dialog. Create the text and blur it with a wider radius. Then select the Curves-Dialog and modify the text-profile. A little Blur (Radius 2) makes the Bumpmap a little bit smoother. See the examples above.
Originally by GIMP rewritten an edited by Me