On 11/25/06, Anthony Ettinger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On 11/25/06, Anthony Ettinger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > On 11/24/06, Chris Mohler <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > > 1) use text tool with text "My Company Name"
> > > > 2) copy visible to new layer, alpha to selection
> > > > 3) apply gradient to it
> > > > 4) render a variety of drop shadows
> > > > 5) add bevelling
> > >
> > > I've attached a test image.
> > >
> > > 1 - made a text layer, flattened it.
> > > 2 - made an inverse selection on a new layer, filled it with white.
> > > 3 - made a gradient layer below the new 'cheap mask' layer. - at this
> > > point it's just the gradient showing through the hole in the 'cheap
> > > mask' layer.
> > > 4 - made another new layer (empty) with a selection of the text - ran
> > > bevel on that, moved it above the gradient and put it's mode on
> > > multiply.
> > > 5 - made a drop shadow on a last empty layer, flattened it and move it
> > > to the top (also on multiply).
> > >
> > > The end result is that you can still edit the gradient. One thing I
> > > noticed is that the highlights are lost on the bevel. But maybe this
> > > will give you some ideas.... There are others who GIMP better - I'm
> > > still trying to figure it out myself..
> > >
> ...Chris, here is the tutorial I'm using that I would like to apply
> varying gradients to...let me know if you have any ideas (or anybody
> else for that matter).
update: I've come to realize I can apply just about everything except
the very last bevel + drop shadow as seperate layers and still being
able to change gradients, colors, etc...
Once I've got a good color/gradient combination, I then "copy visible"
and "paste into" then render a new layer, and apply the last two steps
to that layer (bevel + drop shadow)....
What's your favorite?
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