Sunday, 16 June 2013

Bubble Filled Text

This tutorial is very much based on EK22's air bubble technique.

My initial idea was to create text made of bubbles, but that would not have been possible without Rononour's fantastic 'Pack sprites' G'MIC filter.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Radiant Lighting

Another way to get even more cool effects from the glow layering technique is to apply Lighting Effects.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Radiant Children

This is what happens when you put the Relief Light layer on top of your basetext, with the Mode set to 'Hard Light' at 90%.

Same Radiance text as in the tutorial but with slightly different colours.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013


This effect explores the idea of layering inner glows on top of each other and how we can get even more results with G'MIC filtering.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Tronic Layering - The Tutorial

Long before i started this blog, i posted a couple of layer effects tutorials on Gimpchat, teaching the basics like Glows and Inner Shadows.
I experimented a lot with the steps and was about to write another tutorial by the name of 'Finer Glows' but then i decided to no longer post tutorials on GC and started this blog.
The xcf for my Glow experiments was still on my desktop and a few days ago i had another look at it. 
I wasnt sure how to distill my reseach into a tutorial but the layered glows were the most obvious result, so i played around and made the 'Tronic Layering' piece.

What follows is a tutorial that will present the basic workflow for this texteffect.

Tronic Layering