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 Post subject: Gel / Water / Translucent Text-Effect
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:51 am  (#1) 
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tried to replicate a PS Gel text Effect but was only semi successful.....

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 Post subject: Re: Gel/Water Effect Experiment
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:56 am  (#2) 
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Nice attempt, it looks like the white and black parts need to be sharper.

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 Post subject: Re: Gel/Water Effect Experiment
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:00 am  (#3) 
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thanks he4rty

i tried to make the highlight in a new way, by modifying a Bevel

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 Post subject: Re: Gel/Water Effect Experiment
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:22 am  (#4) 
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esper: you know the plastic or glass script? i think the ps original looks a lot like the results of that script, maybe you should take a look at that.

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 Post subject: Re: Gel/Water Effect Experiment
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:04 am  (#5) 
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#Esper:

Although is a water effect, I think part of it, the lighting, you can apply it to your purpose.

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 Post subject: Re: Gel/Water Effect Experiment
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:01 pm  (#6) 
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AnMal wrote:
esper: you know the plastic or glass script? i think the ps original looks a lot like the results of that script, maybe you should take a look at that.
yeah that kind of works

i wish somebody could rewrite these scripts in python so that they have a preview
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Although is a water effect, I think part of it, the lighting, you can apply it to your purpose.

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thanks for the link jamac4k
i was thinking about using the Lighting Effects script, but i like to have more control by doing it manually


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 Post subject: Re: Gel/Water Effect Experiment
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:12 pm  (#7) 
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Here is a water droplet tutorial that uses the lighting effects, i have used it here but never tried it with text.

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 Post subject: Re: Gel/Water Effect Experiment
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:27 pm  (#8) 
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thanks he4rty

i have seen this tutorial before, its again with Lighting Effects

the cool thing about the PS effect, is that its all done with layereffects

the highlights are shrinked with an interesting curve, that doesnt seem to work in Gimp
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 Post subject: Re: Gel/Water Effect Experiment
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:29 pm  (#9) 
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you know, all these great text examples make me want to have a go at it myself :)

A while ago photocomix posted about text/logos on the old G'MIC forum and I made a quick test filter to check the idea (which worked fine). It would be quite easy to make vast numbers of text filters, but I wasn't sure if PC was going to do that himself and I don't like to steal ideas. Plus there's the problem of taking the fun out of using gimp to do it. Does anyone think it's worth making G'MIC text filters? I suppose you do have the advantage of a preview...


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 Post subject: Re: Gel/Water Effect Experiment
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:16 pm  (#10) 
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Textfilters in G`MIC? :bigthup Would be nice to have.

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