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 Post subject: Re: Environment Mapped Text Tutorial
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:03 am  (#251) 
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Hi, Tip57 Welcome to Gimp Chat :)
I did some screen captures for the last steps in the tut, just if it helps you. My blur was high at 20px so more relief.
Also added some maps. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Environment Mapped Text Tutorial
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:56 pm  (#252) 
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Thanks Sallyanne and Isabella, really appreciate your help. I'm going to have another go at doing it in a while. I'll keep an eye out for the transparant background part, and I've downloaded your screenshots Isabella.
Fingers crossed.


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 Post subject: Re: Environment Mapped Text Tutorial
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:42 pm  (#253) 
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Tip, I hope that this another explanation, can be a bit clearer. Just try it. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Environment Mapped Text Tutorial
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:53 am  (#254) 
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Please Tip, let me know if the last screenshots are clearer for you. If not, don't doubt to tell me and I will do something as step by step. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Environment Mapped Text Tutorial
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:08 am  (#255) 
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sallyanne wrote:
Welcome to Gimp Chat, Tip57.
I haven't looked at your attachment yet but I doubt the opposite of the layers is your problem. Mine always get added to the top - I think it is a windows thing. If I remember correctly GnuTux used Linux.
About the bump map...Only thing i can think of is if you have tried it more than once you will get a different number for each one you do. The Bump map you are doing at the time should have the number next to it in the layers dialogue as well as the drop down list. You will have to wait for another answer if it still doesn't turn up.
I did one where you had to click on the 'transparent' background while adding light - that was still ticked next time and I had to make sure it was un-ticked be able to get bump maps at all.
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Can't find the red EV I d/l ages ago so did a gold one. I used 2.8.18 to do this one.


Thanks for your help Sallyanne, I've worked out why I wasn't creating BumpMaps - wahey!
I'd noticed on the tut that I always seemed to have an extra layer - when I make the original GIMP text layer, it creates two layers: a transparent background and a text layer. On the tut there was only ever one GIMP layer at the beginning. I'd noticed it but ignored it - what difference can a transparent background have? (Duh). Then re-noticed it when Isabella sent her screenshots - she was only treating one layer from the beginning too. So I merged my original text layer and - tada! - I was able to make a lovely bumpmap. Can't tell you how good that felt.
I feel very foolish now. Should I always be merging those two layers by default? (is there a default setting I should tinker with?) or was that just a step I'll now, with more experience, know to do in future because there'll be times I need those two layers separate?

Sorry for all the questions, but thank you for your kind help. I'm bumping like mad here now!


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 Post subject: Re: Environment Mapped Text Tutorial
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:16 am  (#256) 
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Issabella wrote:
Please Tip, let me know if the last screenshots are clearer for you. If not, don't doubt to tell me and I will do something as step by step. :)


Hi Issabella,
Now I've worked out why I couldn't make bumpmaps (I should have merged my original text and background layers) I'm on a roll and very excited to try tinkering with different effects. Big thanks for the extra screenshots, I'm going to have a go at those too. The violet envmap is lovely - it was the colour for my first ever bumpmap! Love the rusty one too. Thanks so much for all your help.
Yours,
bumping and on a roll,
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 Post subject: Re: Environment Mapped Text Tutorial
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:28 am  (#257) 
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Tip, I feel happy you have the little problem solved. Good!

Remember that maps for environment effect, must be without alpha channel. I have more if you need. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Environment Mapped Text Tutorial
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:50 am  (#258) 
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Tip57 wrote:

Thanks for your help Sallyanne, I've worked out why I wasn't creating BumpMaps - wahey!
I'd noticed on the tut that I always seemed to have an extra layer - when I make the original GIMP text layer, it creates two layers: a transparent background and a text layer. On the tut there was only ever one GIMP layer at the beginning. I'd noticed it but ignored it - what difference can a transparent background have? (Duh). Then re-noticed it when Isabella sent her screenshots - she was only treating one layer from the beginning too. So I merged my original text layer and - tada! - I was able to make a lovely bumpmap. Can't tell you how good that felt.
I feel very foolish now. Should I always be merging those two layers by default? (is there a default setting I should tinker with?) or was that just a step I'll now, with more experience, know to do in future because there'll be times I need those two layers separate?

Sorry for all the questions, but thank you for your kind help. I'm bumping like mad here now!

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Glad you finally have it worked out. Yes it took me a bit to work that out too. GT probably didn't mention it because he would be used to people knowing what they had to do.
You will know in future. Many people put step by step in their tuts or show in their pictures what needs to be done. I know who will like your logo.

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