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Engraved in Stone?

Postby aotf01 » Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:39 am

I am trying to make a stone (like a tombstone or the Ten Commandments) with text etched or engraved into it using GIMP but am having trouble getting the text to look like it is going down. I am getting very good using Bump Map to make the text pop out of the stone but when clicking Invert Bumpmap all it appears to do is move the light source.

I have tried using Shaped Gradients to make the text from white to black or black to white but the result after a bump map is always bumping out. How do I reverse the direction? I have seen a Photoshop tutorial on how to do it and it is the difference of checking a box with that program.

Gimp 2.2.13
Slackware 11.0

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Randy
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Re: Engraved in Stone?

Postby Siddharth » Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:16 am

so what do u want ??? ;D
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Re: Engraved in Stone?

Postby Rsim » Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:41 pm

Try embossing it, then inverting the bump map then... see what happens.
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Re: Engraved in Stone?

Postby aotf01 » Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:30 pm

Does this look like it is bumping out or does it look like it is sketched in to the stone?


I used a Gradient: Transparent to Black (custom), Shaped (Angular) on the text, sharpened it a couple times, then Bump Mapped it to the Slate background, added a Script-Fu Shadow Xach-Effect to darken the text with the highlight.

Maybe I have been staring at it for too long but it looks like it is going out still.
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Re: Engraved in Stone?

Postby Gimper » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:26 am

i tried to doing it my self but couldn't get it right. Rasim's idea might work i think.. i might give it a go.
found this on gimptalk if its any help
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Re: Engraved in Stone?

Postby lolzlolz » Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:26 am

it looks sorta bumped in but not as much as you'd like i don't think
rsims thing might work  :)
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Re: Engraved in Stone?

Postby aotf01 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:16 pm

I think it came to me last night. Don't bump the text, bump the area around the text.
Put the White text in the black field with a white background.
Give it a Gaussian Blur.
Bump map a new Slate layer.
Use a duplicate text layer to add a Script-Fu Xach-Effect highlight at X=0 Y=0 with opacity at 50.

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Re: Engraved in Stone?

Postby lolzlolz » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:31 pm

that is killer, u should make a full tut on that, that looks engraved o wow that is cool  ;D
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Re: Engraved in Stone?

Postby Siddharth » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:24 am

cool work dude :D
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