Hi Krasi -
For your emobssed text, your best bet is to look a the tutorials
You can reach them easily by following the link from the GIMP
<Toolbox>/Xtns/Web Browser/GIMP Tutorials
In general the trick is to use your text (say white text on
as a bump map. One can play more complicated tricks with blurs
masks, but for a quick preview try this:
1. Create some white text on a black background.
2. In Layers and Channels, create a new layer, just above the
3. Fill this new layer with some medium gray.
4. <Image>/Filters/Map/Bump Map... Use the text layer as the
Play with the parameters to the Bump Map plugin - you can invert
it, or use
linear, sinusoidal, or spherical mapping, etc.
Your second question: How to make an image lighter in the
center and darker
at the edges: one easy way to do this is to place a new layer
original image, fill the new layer with a radial gradient
running from light (in the center) to dark (at the edges), and
set the layer mode to SCREEN.
To make the effect even more apparent, duplicate the gradient
layer and set the
top copy to MULTIPLY mode.
Which leads into your third question: how to make a layer
Open up the layers and channels dialog and set the transparency
selected layer to whatever you want.
A lot of this is explained in both the GIMP User Manual and
Grokking the Gimp,
both available on line from the <Toolbox>/Xtns/Web Browser
strongly recommend you look at these references. I have both
on my system and use them heavily.
Jeff Trefftzs <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
http://www.tcsn.net/trefftzs Home Page
http://gug.sunsite.dk/gallery.php?artist=68 Gimp Gallery
http://members4.clubphoto.com/jeff309574 A photo gallery
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