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Plasticized Text - Steps Added for an Addt'l Result


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Thank you @Woodsy for the PDF!  I'm glad you will find this tut useful!  😊

 

Thank you @barbieq25!  :)

 

Thank you @dipstick!   I'm vaguely aware of that plugin...I really don't use GIMP.  The above tutorial was inspired by this PS tutorial.  I just got rid of the 'sticker' part and added a lot of my own.  Maybe one of our coding geniuses could come up with something.  Any takers?  :D   The tut is very flexible in that you can make your 'shine' spots really any size you want. I kept mine on the thinner side.  Was your example above made with the Gimp plugin?  Looks really good!

 

Thank you @ReMake for the rep!  :)

 

 

 

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I used more than a few work-a-rounds and was able to achieve this design:

I worked on a 5K x 5K pixel canvas. To get highlings in the text layer that would not take long to render, I used a text layer 
with

black shadows and shading then reversed the colors of the text layer to get the edge highlights and and plastic like shimmer.
I resized the canvas to a 1920 x 1920 pixel JPG to send to my web host.

 

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@HyReZ, @Pixey and @Seerose   What great outcomes!  :star: :star: :star: 

 

All have a distinct 'style' to them!  Fist Bump to you all!  👊  😆

 

(get to Pixey and Seerose tomorrow...ran out of reps)   😲

 

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12 hours ago, lynxster4 said:

Was your example above made with the Gimp plugin?  Looks really good!

 

I made that one in Gimp using an old script written by Graechan to convert an object into plastic effect. I also used a 3-D extrude on it, which is basically the same thing as Trails in PDN. The effect takes only a couple seconds to make using the script.

 

Your method yields just as good results. Maybe someone could write a plugin to automate the steps need. 

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Very nice outcome @klaxxon!  :star:   At least you will be ready for the upcoming holidays!  :D

 

Additional thanks to @Maximilian, @Pixey and @Seerose for the reps!  <3 

 

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Doesn't hurt to do more than one @Seerose!  Both are fabulous!  <3  

 

I'm glad to see that this tutorial is of some interest to forum members. :)

 

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Thank you @doughty and @klaxxon for the reps!  :)

 

And thank you @Woodsy for updating the PDF!  ;)   

 

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11 hours ago, welshblue said:

My choice of font was all wrong.  Should have gone for a more rounded one

 

It still looks good, but a more 'rounded' font works better.  I like the little 'ridges' you have going on.

 

Great result, welshy!  :)

 

How do you get rid of spoiler if you accidently hit it???  (A: Wait a while, a creepy Mod will sneak in and do it for you)

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Thank you @ReMake for the explanation and thank you @Ego Eram Reputo for removing them!  :lol::lol:    (The creepy Mod strikes again...no I didn't!)

 

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Love that @welshblue!  <3  It looks plasti-licious!  😆  It looks like lemon candy...I can taste it now...

 

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