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Apply texture to text

Feb 1, 2014, 23:08 (This post was last modified: Feb 1, 2014 23:09 by chrisreisinger79.)
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Apply texture to text
Basically what I'm wanting to do is curve the text around the image...which I already know how to do...but have the texture and color of the image its around be applied to the text. If anyone can help with that I'd appreciate it. I've included the file so you can get a better idea of what I'm talking about. Thanks!


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Feb 1, 2014, 23:22
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RE: Apply texture to text
As a side note, I know there is a way to apply effects to text, but I have no idea how to do that, especially to text I want to circle around the image. Any suggestions there would be great too. Thanks!
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Feb 2, 2014, 05:27 (This post was last modified: Feb 2, 2014 05:31 by fluffybunny2.)
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RE: Apply texture to text
(Feb 1, 2014 23:22)chrisreisinger79 Wrote:  As a side note, I know there is a way to apply effects to text, but I have no idea how to do that, especially to text I want to circle around the image. Any suggestions there would be great too. Thanks!
Hi chrisreisinger79,
Once you get your text positioned (I used 'Text Along Path' from within the Path dialog).
Make the path visible so you can use it as a guide for where you need to clone.
Create a new transparent layer for the final cloned textured text.
Make sure your new layer is selected.
Use the Clone tool, set the brush to a round brush larger than any single letter.
Set you Clone Source to a suitable area on the logo.
Using the visible path letters as your guide, click on a single letter's position, skip a couple of letters then click again. (Just so each letter doesn't get the same texture)
Reset your Clone Source to a different area on the logo.
Click to clone over some of the remaining letters.
Repeat as required until all letters are covered by the cloned textures.
To remove the excess texture.
Select -> From Path. Select -> Invert. Edit -> Clear.
Next, Select -> None.
Now to tidy up the edges of the letters, I stroked the paths with a 1px wide line in the color of the logo.
Set your FG color using the Color Picker tool to the blue in the logo.
Edit -> Stroke Path - Stroke Line, Solid Color, Antialiasing, 1 px.
Turn off the path's visibility.
I have attached my xcf.
Regards.


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Feb 2, 2014, 21:57
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RE: Apply texture to text
Wanted to say thanks for the help! After playing around a bit with the instructions you posted, I found that if you use 'Path to Selection' before you apply the texture, the texture is then only applied within the selection. Eliminates the need for cleanup. Thanks again!
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Feb 2, 2014, 22:55
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RE: Apply texture to text
(Feb 2, 2014 21:57)chrisreisinger79 Wrote:  Wanted to say thanks for the help! After playing around a bit with the instructions you posted, I found that if you use 'Path to Selection' before you apply the texture, the texture is then only applied within the selection. Eliminates the need for cleanup. Thanks again!
There are many ways to skin a cat. Wink
May I ask why you are using a texture that is semi-transparent? Just curious.
PS. In my attached xcf, I wasn't sure which orientation you wanted the text, that is why there are two versions. The font I used was not exactly the same as the one you provided in your xcf either. But if you have the 'text-along-path-0.3.py' script you can re-run it using the fonts on your machine.
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Feb 7, 2014, 02:20
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RE: Apply texture to text
Sorry its taken me a while to reply. TO be honest, I chose that texture for the letters simply because it was available right there. Having no experience on how to accomplish what I was trying to do, I thought it best to keep it simple in the beginning. Since then I've chosen a white marble texture for the lettering...I think it looks a lot better. Still a work in progress though!


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Feb 7, 2014, 04:47
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RE: Apply texture to text
(Feb 7, 2014 02:20)chrisreisinger79 Wrote:  Sorry its taken me a while to reply. TO be honest, I chose that texture for the letters simply because it was available right there. Having no experience on how to accomplish what I was trying to do, I thought it best to keep it simple in the beginning. Since then I've chosen a white marble texture for the lettering...I think it looks a lot better. Still a work in progress though!
Experimentation is the best way to learn.
Give us a shout if you require and advice/tips etc.
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