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 Post subject: "Retro Sci-Fi" (for lack of better name) text effect
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:04 pm  (#1) 
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i thought this was fun enough to write a tutorial on! i played with some text and thought i'd try the pixelise filter on it and then i ended up with something that reminded me so much of sci-fi from the eighties or nineties. i called it the retro sci-fi effect but that's only because i don't really know how to describe it. it's simple to make and takes very little time, and of course it can be used for paisleys and stuff and not just text - so i hope at least someone will give it a try!
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edit: oops, forgot to attach the pdf! :oops: coming right up, don't go anywhere!
edit number 2: oops again! i seem to have posted the first version of the pdf, with some mistakes in it. if someone downloaded i apologize, this time i will upload the correct version!


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 Post subject: Re: "Retro Sci-Fi" (for lack of better name) text effect
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:54 pm  (#2) 
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In fact, it doesn't sound Retro Sci-Fi that much to me, I immediately thought 'disco' when I saw it, which 80's/90's sci-fi shows or movies are you thinking of ?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:03 pm  (#3) 
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anarkhya: to be honest, i don't know :). and it's not movie posters or opening titles for series that i'm thinking of, it's more the way futuristic technology was portrayed in the movies and series i saw back then - with pixellated pictures that seemed to shine. but i guess disco is a better association, more people will recognize it.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:36 pm  (#4) 
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I would say it looks originally like glass bricks:
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Interesting technique, i will try it out next time.
I like it much! :cool

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:49 pm  (#5) 
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May try this tut myself later AnMal and thanks for sharing. Don't remember how I created this seamless texture (a few weeks back) but your image reminded me of my concoction Chris (I know; SSP). :)

http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/art ... d=26fa1b32

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 Post subject: Re: "Retro Sci-Fi" (for lack of better name) text effect
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:16 pm  (#6) 
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That was fun, AnMal. All kinds of possibilities there. :yes
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:46 pm  (#7) 
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chris f: well, it was inspired by a thread where we all ended up making glass blocks :). i refer to the thread in the tutorial, but here's the link anyway: http://www.gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3515&hilit=accidental+rodilius
lylejk: looks a lot like your contributions in the accidental pattern thread - and you're actually credited in the tutorial :).
O: thanks for trying it out - fun, isn't it :)? i like the way your text is layed out, makes good use of the light rays!

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 Post subject: Re: "Retro Sci-Fi" (for lack of better name) text effect
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:01 pm  (#8) 
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Probably identical actually AnMal. lol

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 Post subject: Re: "Retro Sci-Fi" (for lack of better name) text effect
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:33 am  (#9) 
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thanks for the tutorial, AnMal
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 Post subject: Re: "Retro Sci-Fi" (for lack of better name) text effect
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:07 am  (#10) 
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esper: a very good font choice for this - nice work!
lylejk: :mrgreen: i thought it looked familar...

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