Tuesday, 31 December 2013


Some experiments what happens when you layer highlights on top of each other.

Here i used three basetext-layers, each one shrinked a bit.
There is one big bevel, with the highlight slightly blueish and three bevels on top of it. Each one tightened with an alpha-curve.

If you want to study the effect, here is the .xcf-file:


Saturday, 7 December 2013

Chisel Effect

This is a rewrite of the tutorial for fencepost's so called Lord Of The Rings texteffect.

I recreated it from the script as good as i could, because the original tutorial is lost with the forum it was posted on.
Every time a script is written for an effect, knowledge is forgotten. With this tutorial i want to preserve that knowledge.

The effect creates a chiselled look on text with the help of a shaped gradient.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

LASR: Fire & Ice

Exploring the possibilities of G'MIC, i found the Color Temperature Filter (thats under Colors).
I wasnt totally happy with the LASR text i posted yesterday, but this filter improves the overall effect from hot to cold !