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Postby Juc1 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:42 pm

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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Re: Fancy Font

Postby David Wood » Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:46 pm

Duplicate the text layer your working on, make the bottom text white, and use Gaussian blur.
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Re: Fancy Font

Postby Juc1 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:26 pm

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?

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Re: Fancy Font

Postby David Wood » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:55 pm

It's more concentrated there because the blurred areas are close together, causing it to overlap.
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Re: Fancy Font

Postby Soewut » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:22 pm

But you can use the blur tool after the guassian blur to concentrate it... if you really want to :P
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Re: Fancy Font

Postby Juc1 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:09 pm

Thanks - I have attached my effort in case anyone wants to see = not very good. :(
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Re: Fancy Font

Postby Soewut » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:55 am

Can anyone upload a PNG and/or an XCF version, I'm having some trouble with the zip :P
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Re: Fancy Font

Postby Maffe811 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:52 am

the xcf is incide the zip... to lazy to open up gimp....
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Re: Fancy Font

Postby Juc1 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:10 am

Maffe811 wrote:the xcf is incide the zip...

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. :o So I put the xcf inside the zip = unzip with zip genius or whatever. http://www.zipgenius.com/
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Re: Fancy Font

Postby Maffe811 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:12 pm

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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Re: Fancy Font

Postby istarlome » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:13 pm

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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Re: Fancy Font

Postby Juc1 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:45 pm

Thanks and sorry for being thick but can I please check some things...

istarlome wrote:

1. type your text

I am starting with a blue background like the link in my first post - is that ok? So black text on a blue background?

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


you mean blur the white filled layer?

7. move the layer down

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?

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Re: Fancy Font

Postby Maffe811 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:19 pm

yup, that seems right :)
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Re: Fancy Font

Postby istarlome » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:25 pm

that's correct.
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Re: Fancy Font

Postby Juc1 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:56 pm

istarlome wrote:that's correct.

OK thanks, is this what you had in mind? http://j.imagehost.org/0261/abbeyist.jpg
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