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 Post subject: Ice Cold Text or anything else you want icy cold.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:15 pm  (#1) 
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Here is what you will be creating.
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I will be using Gimp Portable 2.6.11
You will only need Gimps original filters for this tutorial, and it is considered to be a beginners level tutorial.
A reflection could also be added but i will not be covering that in this tutorial.

So let's begin
1) Create a new document this size - 640 width x400 height - white background for now.
2) Select the text tool - font size 96 - color black - the font i used is called "Scream alternative Thin"
but you can use any fat looking or bold looking font.
3) Type out what you want your text to say
4) Right click the text layer and select Alpha to Selection.
5) Go to Filters/Render/Clouds/Plasma and just click ok - you should get something like this.

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6) Now with the text layer still selected go to Colors/Desaturate and click ok.
7) Now go to Colors/Curves and put in this line by clicking directly in the graph.
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8) You should now have an image something like this one
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9) Go to Select/None
10) Now rotate the text layer 90 degrees counter clockwise.
Select the text layer - Go to Layer/Transform/Rotate 90% counter clockwise.
11) Go to Filters/Distorts/Wind - put in these settings

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12) Go to layers/Transform - Rotate layer 90% clockwise.It should now look something like this.

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13) Go to Colors/Colorize - select any hue you want.Ice can be all kinds of different colors.I chose to make mine kind of realistic looking in this tutorial.The settings are as follows.

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14) Now just select your background layer and color it black ... or whatever color you like.
Final result

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As you can see mine has a reflection and it looks great either way.but i am not going into masking reflections in this tutorial.I feel that is a tutorial best left to video.

Thanks for checking out the tutorial! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Ice Cold Text or anything else you want icy cold.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:01 pm  (#2) 
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Very nice Rod! I'll hopefully try it tomorrow! Cause it looks like fun!

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 Post subject: Re: Ice Cold Text or anything else you want icy cold.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:14 am  (#3) 
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Easy, quick, effective and very nice. Thanks, Rod. :geek

Think it would make a cool iceberg. Going to play a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Ice Cold Text or anything else you want icy cold.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:09 am  (#4) 
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Very nice "O" and Rod , I like it.... woo hoo.

I think I will try that tute. thanx Rod...

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 Post subject: Re: Ice Cold Text or anything else you want icy cold.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:12 am  (#5) 
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Thanks Molly. I'm not having good luck with an iceberg. Doesn't have depth to make it 3D.

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 Post subject: Re: Ice Cold Text or anything else you want icy cold.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:48 am  (#6) 
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That was nice and easy Rod :)
Did it while eating my Breakfast

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 Post subject: Re: Ice Cold Text or anything else you want icy cold.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:38 am  (#7) 
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I like doing the simple ones. :)
All the results look very good.

O you could try and bump map a duplicate of your iceberg to the other iceberg layer.Then just duplicate the bump a lot and move those duplicates a little each time to form a 3-D effect.Then merge them all and do the rest of the tutorial with the wind and colorize.That might work.


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 Post subject: Re: Ice Cold Text or anything else you want icy cold.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:49 am  (#8) 
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Good idea, Rod. I'll give it a try. I made one and put it in the ocean (a pic) and it looked flat. I'll try your idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Ice Cold Text or anything else you want icy cold.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:13 pm  (#9) 
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Nice tutorial Rod. :)

Here is my attempt.

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 Post subject: Re: Ice Cold Text or anything else you want icy cold.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:14 pm  (#10) 
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:rofl The bottom part of the iceberg's not too bad, but the top part sucks. It still looks flat. I'm thinking instead of trying to make it go up to a peak, a semi-flat top would be better.

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