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Trailing Text Effects

Oct 1, 2012, 22:30
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Trailing Text Effects
I did a search with no result... Please point me to an existing thread or tutorial if there is one.

The goal is to create the trailing effect of a word.

It should look as if the word is coming from the center of the screen to the forefront, either to the top or the bottom of the screen.

Any help achieving this goal would be appreciated!
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Oct 2, 2012, 09:27
Post: #2
RE: Trailing Text Effects
Some more suggestions.

You might have to generate the graphic in some other application and import into Gimp. The top one here is from Inkscape. Same principle as Gimp, lots of interpolations, but a bit more automated.

[Image: Pc1yM.jpg]

or if 'flat' is ok
The text tool can now resize individual letters and 'nudge' up & down
or
There is a script to deform text into a path, see
http://registry.gimp.org/node/24568

No reason why a bit of depth can not be added to the last 2 using the previous post, depends on time and effort

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Oct 2, 2012, 09:37
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RE: Trailing Text Effects
Thanks, it works for me when I use the paint brush directly, or use the click, shift-click method, of course it isn't as neat as yours, but I will keep trying.

I can't get it to work using the curved path. Is there a tutorial you would recommend for learning to use paths or Is it easy enough to explain here?
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Oct 2, 2012, 09:43
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RE: Trailing Text Effects
Thanks rich,

I didn't see your post before I replied to Ofnuts, I'll check it out.
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Oct 2, 2012, 23:55
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RE: Trailing Text Effects
UPDATE:
Fireworks will create the effect using the eye candy option. The trail size will decrease as it appears to move away from the text.

Ofnuts' example explained the method used if the text size remained the same; What's the method if the text sizes were to be different?

It would be interesting to compare the difference between the GIMP and Fireworks outcomes.
Although Fireworks offers a simple solution, it might be worth a little more effort if the GIMP method allows for more control over the outcome.
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Oct 3, 2012, 19:03
Post: #6
RE: Trailing Text Effects
Is that Adobe fireworks, only 276 UKP although delivery is free.
Can you post a link to an example of the desired effect.

You could try a few experiments with the path-blend script
http://registry.gimp.org/node/26195

[Image: FHdvB.jpg]

Work flow was:
Create the big text then text to a path
duplicate path & scale this duplicate down to the small text.
move this to position.
select a gradient
apply path-blend
A bit of 'path-to-selection' and filling/stroking as neccessary.

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Oct 4, 2012, 02:16
Post: #7
RE: Trailing Text Effects
That’s Cool Rich, ...Thanks for the link and explanation on applying different size texts.

I have only just started to use the path tool and haven’t had success yet, close, but need more practice. I found some instructions online that will hopefully help.

I don’t have an example of the effect I’m trying to achieve, but basically the desired effect is slower motion. It could probably be done, tediously with cut and paste and resize and adjust, :sigh: but why if the programs have methods to do it easier, and probably better!

GIMP has wAy more effect options than Fireworks. I downloaded it for the Encapsulated PostScript extension capability, then started tinkering with it and was very impressed ... and amazed that it was a free download.

Thanks again for the help! ... I’ll keep working at it.
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Oct 4, 2012, 13:44
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RE: Trailing Text Effects
”Ofnuts” Wrote:If you are creating intermediate paths between two paths I have a script for that. And I also have whatever is needed to animate the result.

LOL, you’re lips move, but I can’t hear what you’re saying,... ‘intermediate paths between two paths’ ??

I am curious, please, explain yourself! What, why, when,... ?


BTW, I finally have a working path Exclamation I set text along a circular path, then path to selection, and was able to manipulate it. I also found and bookmarked the GIMP manual, for my late night reading enjoyment.
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Oct 4, 2012, 22:41
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RE: Trailing Text Effects
That's Awesome!

So, about your scripts,... how, where, would someone get them if they wanted to use them?
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Oct 5, 2012, 08:05
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RE: Trailing Text Effects
Cool

Thank you, very much!
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