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How do I get this metal-like effect on texts

May 25, 2014, 09:48
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How do I get this metal-like effect on texts
A consistent feature of the texts here is the metal look. How do I do that in GIMP? I have Googled for some tutorials for metal metal effects but none of them seems to address this type of metal texture.

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May 25, 2014, 10:48 (This post was last modified: May 25, 2014 10:49 by rich2005.)
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RE: How do I get this metal-like effect on texts
Not the best of example (it was quick) but the general procedure is there. The best way is fire Gimp up and experiment.

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The procedure is often
Make your text, a nice "fat" font is best.
1. From the text make a selection and fill with colour Some colours work better than others. A light gray for chrome.
2. Add some noise, again experiment, Start with hurl but try the others.
3. Give this a motion blur for that scratched effect.
4. Now you can lose that selection and apply a bumpmap. Again several settings for this. You can bumpmap it on itself or use a blurred copy of the original text.
5. Final procedure is often A zig-zag color curve to give a bit of metallic look or the use the Gimp lighting effects plugin.

A place to start is this
http://gimp-science-labs.blogspot.de/sea...date=false
have a look look through some of the older posts and follow the links.

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May 28, 2014, 04:03 (This post was last modified: May 28, 2014 04:03 by Esper.)
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RE: How do I get this metal-like effect on texts
Hi, im the owner of gimp-science-labs.
I usually post on gimpchat under the same name, but i saw a link from my blog to this thread, so i registered to say hello Smile.

@rich2005:
thank you for repping my blog - i appreciate it a lot !

to answer hakunamatata's question:

there are loads of techniques to do metal text
judging from the image you posted, my advice would be to give your text a small bevel and fill it with a metallic texture or pattern

there are websites on the internet where you can download high resolution textures for free
sometimes you can find patterns for photoshop and convert them to a Gimp .pat file

if all these options are unavailable you can motion blur noise, so it will look like brushed aluminium

Draconian on gimpchat has a series of tutorials going on, called metal wurx
one of them describes said technique to get brushed aluminium
http://gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3750

another option is to use a gradient and apply so called chrome curves to it

i use to recommend monsoonami's chrome tutorial on youtube, because i think its the best i've ever seen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVVlItASBoM

based on this tutorial i developed the whole chrome-curves technique even further - you can find posts about it on my blog

hope that helps ! Smile

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