Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Strange Dayz

This is inspired by (still) learning Inkscape, my interest in Graffiti and, believe it or not, having a very close look at wrapping (mini-salami, chocolate bars, potatoe chips, etc).
A lot of text on wrappings has this formulatic style.

So i just made the bevelled text with a colourful highlight and added the red outset halo by growing the alpha selected text.

The white halo is the red-outset selection filled with a gradient (from white to transparent), then blurred and shaped with a Ring-Contour Alpha-Curve.

This halo duplicated and motion-blurred gave me the 3D extrusion.

Tutorial here

But the secret ingredient is something else:
G'MIC -> Graphic Novel Filter
gives the text this nice sophisticated looking shading....;)

Saturday, 26 October 2013

The Empire Strikes Back

Yesterday i revisited the Amber texteffect i made in march.
Although the xcf had a lot of notes, i was unable to recreate the texture inside the inlay. I know i did it with the cubism filter, but it didnt look the same this time.

So i modified the effect. In some cases its an improvement, as i have learnt a lot in the past six months.

As usual im not explaining every tiny detail, as i expect you to know stuff from previous tutorials.
This effect requires you to work on your side, to make everything blend nicely.
Its art, not programming !

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Filter Stripes

Inspired by the way Photoshop filters work, i experimented with making textures.
Everything you see in the image  below is made from the same diagonal grid.


I was playing around with texture effects today and made this as a byproduct.

Its kind of unusal for me i guess....:D


Sunday, 13 October 2013