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  1. Juc1

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    Hi all,

    I am trying to reproduce the whitish / silverish glow effect here http://a.imagehost.org/0513/font.jpg

    Would I need to find this particular font or can I get the glow effect using one of gimp's tools eg filters?

    any clues please?? :)

    thank you
     
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    Duplicate the text layer your working on, make the bottom text white, and use Gaussian blur.
     
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    Hi David

    Thanks for your help and I have followed your suggestion. In my link above some parts are more blurred than others - for example the inside or top half of the 'A' and the 'E' are more blurred than the rest - is it possible for me to concentrate the blur in this way?

    Thank you :)
     
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    It's more concentrated there because the blurred areas are close together, causing it to overlap.
     
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    But you can use the blur tool after the guassian blur to concentrate it... if you really want to :p
     
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    Thanks - I have attached my effort in case anyone wants to see = not very good. :(
     
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    Can anyone upload a PNG and/or an XCF version, I'm having some trouble with the zip :p
     
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    the xcf is incide the zip... to lazy to open up gimp....
     
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    I tried to upload the xcf file but I got the message 'The extension xcf is not allowed.' - which I thought was a bit strange for a Gimp forum. :eek: So I put the xcf inside the zip = unzip with zip genius or whatever. http://www.zipgenius.com/
     
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    mediafire.com allows xcf files ;)
    and its not that the gimp forum dont allow xcf, its that the forum's code dont know what an xcf is and doesnt allow it... i think :p
     
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    back to objective. this will give you much better results.

    1. type your text

    2. alpha select the text layer: right click on that layer then select "alpha to selection"

    3. grow the selection by one: select>grow

    4. add a new layer

    5. fill with white

    6. guassian blur by about eight

    7. move the layer down
     
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    Thanks and sorry for being thick but can I please check some things...

    I am starting with a blue background like the link in my first post - is that ok? So black text on a blue background?
    you mean blur the white filled layer?

    move the white filled layer down to one below the text layer?
    so I should have 3 layers - bottom = original blue filled background; middle = white filled layer with blur; top = text layer?

    thanks
     
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    yup, that seems right :)
     
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    that's correct.
     
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    almost, but i don't see where you g-blurred the white layer
     
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    that's better it looks very good. but you have to be happy with the results. let me know if that's what you're after.
     
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    Edit: Oopsies. I don't see a delete post button :L
     
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    Hi yes it's very nice, thanks very much.

    Here is the original (on top) and my effort together.
    http://j.imagehost.org/0864/comp.jpg

    I think my white is a bit too bright and shiny so I am gonna try changing the white layer to something more greyish or any other suggestions please ...

    Thanks :)
     

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