Popular Post lynxster4 Posted January 28, 2018 Popular Post Share Posted January 28, 2018 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Here's my version of Chrome Text with Reflections. We will be making this: I used a modified version of @dipstick 's emap. I got rid of the transparent edges. Download the emap and save it to your computer. Spoiler I used Beach Wide font. Download it here. Be sure and install it first before you open PDN. Plugins Used: xod's Align MJW's Texture Object Rounder MJW's Texture Smoother MJW's Texture Shader Spoiler 1) Open a new transparent canvas at 1000x250 2) Select Beach Wide font at 160pt and type your text 3) Use xod's Align to center the text 4) Image ----> Rotate image 90° Clockwise (this allows the next step to look better - you're following the lines of the text) 5) Effects ----> Height Map ----> Texture Object Rounder at these settings Make sure you untick 'Show Shading' before clicking OK!! 6) Image ----> Rotate 90° Counter-Clockwise 7) Effects ----> Height Map ----> Texture Smoother Set Repetitions to 100, tick 'Show Shading' and click 'Smooth Texture' 2 times and watch your letters mellow out. Make sure to set 'Texture Height Scale' to 255 Untick 'Show Shading' and click OK 😎 Open previously downloaded emap in PDN. Edit ----> Select All (Ctrl+A), then Edit ----> Copy (Ctrl+C) to copy image to Clipboard 9) Duplicate text layer 2 times and erase letters on each layer (this facilitates the emap for better coloring). NOTE: In my original example here , I did each letter individually. 10) On bottom layer run Effects ----> Height Map ----> Texture Shader. Use these approx. settings; go with what looks good to you. Repeat Texture Shader on the other 2 layers. Play around with the 'Clipboard Image Offset' sliders and 'Clipboard Image Rotation' wheel. Please make sure to tick 'AntiAlias' at the bottom of the plugin...I didn't show it to save on images. 11) Flatten your image. Add a new layer and make a neat background. I used Red's Gradients Galore at these settings: 12) I moved the text layer up about 20 px, then duplicated the image and ran Effects ----> Object ----> Shadow (at default) on the bottom text image. That's it! Hope you like my Chrome Text with Reflections! EDIT: OBSERVATIONS & COMMENTS I've been playing around with this today. I noticed that my settings are specific to my example above. What I have given you are the plugins needed to create the Chrome Reflection. If you use a different canvas size, a different font or another shape entirely, you will have to make adjustments to the Texture Shader settings highlighted with red boxes to get something that looks 'right'. Here are two more examples: Here are the settings: Spoiler Another example: And the settings: Spoiler And @dipstick's environmental map is very good at capturing this. Hope this helps clear things up a bit. 9 6 Quote My Art Gallery | My Shape Packs | ShapeMaker Mini Tut | Air Bubble Stained Glass Chrome Text with Reflections | Porcelain Text w/ Variegated Coloring | Realistic Knit PatternOpalescent Stained Glass | Frosted Snowman Cookie | Leather Texture | Plastic Text | Silk Embroidery Visit my Personal Website "Never, ever lose your sense of humor - you'll live longer" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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