Saturday, 6 April 2013

'Shine' the Walkthru




I must say that i now officially HATE layerfolders.
Gimp kept eating and moving layers for no apparent reason.

So if anythings missing, you know who ate it *argh*


To see the picture at full size, open the link in a new tab, not the picture (works in chrome).


ADDENDUM:
Some people had difficulties getting the bevelling at the right places.
The idea is to have a bevel for the stroke and a highlight inside the text so that it looks more three-dimensional.

Layerfx does not work with selections, so what i did was using three layers.

One is the basetext.
Two is the stroke, or to use the correct term from my tutorials: border.
Three is a shrinked basetext for the highlight.

For the stroke duplicate the basetext layer, alpha select and shrink by 5, then cut.
You are left with a border with a hole in the middle.

For the highlight, duplicate the basetext, alpha select, shrink by 5, invert the selection, then cut.



3 comments:

AnMal said...

ha, finally! would have been nice with bigger settings screenshots, but i'll just use the magnifier.

Espermaschine said...

just open the link (not the picture !)in a new tab at full size ;)

AnMal said...

okay, i got it. result on gc in five minutes, kapitän esper!