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 Post subject: Esper`s Banner Texteffect [mini-tutorial]
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:52 pm  (#1) 
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this was requested by Lurifax

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01. type your text - an italic font might be a good idea, because the highlights look especially good on angled surfaces
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02. alpha select, shrink (i used 5) and delete
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03. if you got jaggy edges, blur text (3-5), and tighten with alpha-curve
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04. apply a bevel with layerfx
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05. blur highlight slightly (3-5) (not always necessary), then tighten with an alpha-curve, so it becomes nice and crisp
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06. paint highlights with a fuzzy brush if you like
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Last edited by Esper on Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:25 am, edited 2 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Esper`s Banner Texteffect [mini-tutorial]
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:12 pm  (#2) 
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 Post subject: Re: Esper`s Banner Texteffect [mini-tutorial]
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:17 pm  (#3) 
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nice one Rod !

i especially like the way all letters are interconnected, thats a very nice touch and great idea

if i may give some constructive criticism
your highlight is a bit jaggy, thats because you didnt find the optimal alpha curve

there is always a spot between too jaggy and too fuzzy
sometimes finding that spot takes a bit of trying
so dont imitate my curves example 1:1
its just a rough guide and needs to be customised, depending on your text and bevel


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 Post subject: Re: Esper`s Banner Texteffect [mini-tutorial]
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:32 pm  (#4) 
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Very good Esper, I say :wow

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 Post subject: Re: Esper`s Banner Texteffect [mini-tutorial]
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:46 pm  (#5) 
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Nice and straightforward tutorial.
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 Post subject: Re: Esper`s Banner Texteffect [mini-tutorial]
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:08 pm  (#6) 
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Thank you very much Esper!
This becomes one of my favorite text effects!

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 Post subject: Re: Esper`s Banner Texteffect [mini-tutorial]
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:34 pm  (#7) 
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*scratches head*

i didnt expect this to be popular


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 Post subject: Re: Esper`s Banner Texteffect [mini-tutorial]
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:31 pm  (#8) 
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Nice tutorial, for the Highlights I used your metallic Highlight gradient.

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 Post subject: Re: Esper`s Banner Texteffect [mini-tutorial]
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:27 am  (#9) 
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Not sure why you though this would be unpopular, Esper. The simple effects are the best ones. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Esper`s Banner Texteffect [mini-tutorial]
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:42 am  (#10) 
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i feel that a lot of the participants didnt get the highlights what they were meant to be

first of all, if you use a layerfx that gives you a layer with a layermask, apply the layermask before you proceed !

when i apply layerfx, my highlights look like this
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when i apply the alpha-curve it looks like this: BAD !
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the highlights need blur, so we can compress it with the curve - in this case as much as 6px
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if we apply the alpha-curve now, it look nice and crisp and shiny
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again, if you do not find the correct curve, your highlights will be tight but also jaggy: BAD !
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this is what it needs to look like
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Last edited by Esper on Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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