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changing colour of text icon to metallic/chrome

Oct 31, 2011, 21:24
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changing colour of text icon to metallic/chrome
hi all im a complete newbie to this ... i have some text icons on my phone size 48x48.. i am trying to get them chrome/metalic . i have seen a few tutorials all basically the same , but know matter how i follow it i just cant do it . is there an easy way 9well easy for me way ) to do it . i have follwed this http://penguinpetes.com/b2evo/index.php?...&tb=1&pb=1 and all the other ones are the same but am stuck i just cant seem to do it .. can someone guide me please
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Oct 31, 2011, 22:56 (This post was last modified: Oct 31, 2011 22:59 by ofnuts.)
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RE: changing colour of text icon to metallic/chrome
The tut works quite well for me.

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Basically:

- get some text with no sharp corners (they don't bump-map well). He smooths a sharp font but you can have a round font to start with
- fill with light-to-dark gradient
- get a bevel on the edges of the text by using the text to bump-map itself
- play with curves to achieve the metallic effect.

Where are you getting lost? Attach your XCF here so I can try to guess where you went wrong.

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