>There is no "ready made" way to create such an effect in GIMP.
>The texture lines are more easily created with a specialized animated
>in which the main image in each frame is a thin, irregular line - and
>to use "random" cells.
>Or you can just try to pick a tablet (of the type used to draw, not an
>use a simple circular brush with the basic dynamics and draw the lines
>like you'd do with a "real world" ballpoint pen.
>I've got the GIMP brush and the dynamic - they are available here,
>along with my painting test:
>(consider these resources free to use, hack and share under CC 3.0
>You can then fine tune a painting dynamics on GIMP to allow the angle
>of the stroke to vary just a little
>bit in each stroke -- you will paint that in a background layer,
>above which you should
>place an opaque layer, with a mask containing your target text in
>black (so that the
>text area is a 'window' to the texture layer below)
>That was the "difficult" part. But the whole thing involves a lot of
>steps, so let me list it more or less step by step:
>Create New image
>Type in your base text, in the font and size you will like - the
>distortion will come later
>convert your text to a mask:
> right click on the text layer on the layer dialog
> layer to image size
> right click again, and add layer mask:
> pick "transfer layer alpha channel" and check the "invert
> click on the main text layer thumbnail on the dialog to select it
>again (instead of the mask)
> fill it with your desired color (e.g. white)
>Now, selecting the background layer as your active layer, and leaving
>the text layer visible, start painting, with these configurations:
> select the above mentioned brush and painting dynamics, with the
> set the "Angle" parameter to your desired base angle (+/-15º)
>set the "Size" I found the size of +/- 70px to work fine with this
> set "apply jitter", and it intensity to about 0.4
>Now you have your texture - to get your distortion:
> create a new layer, name it "distortion map"
> rescale the layer to 6,25% (Layer->Scale Layer)
> apply filters->noise->Hurl, default settings are good.
> scale layer back to the image size (cubic transform)
> optional: you may want to enhance contrast on this mapping layer -
>I use colors->curves
> make the mapping layer invisible
> select the layer mask of the text layer
> filters->map->displace; pick your mapping layer as... map, I've
>set displacement to 7px
>And finally to get you the text outline:
> with the text layer mask selected, make a selection using the
>"Select by Color tool"
> create a new, transparent layer
> edit->stroke selection - if solid line does not look good, use a
>round brush with some jitter,
> or finetune the painting dynamics until you suit yourself.
Thanks! This work really well!
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