barbieq25 Posted January 21, 2013 Share Posted January 21, 2013 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Plugins required: Object Align - http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=4193 Clipwarp - http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/25860-clipwarp-for-glass-metal-new-plugin-6th-jan-2013/page-1 Smooth - http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=6776 Trail - http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=18653 Fast FX – Glow & Soften Portrait - http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=18819 Bevel Selection - http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/8318-boltbaits-plugin-pack-updated-december-12-2011/page-1 At the outset I would like to thank all of the plugin writers without whom we could not attain to the artistic levels seen here. Thanks also go to the people who have helped me get this far & there are many Disclaimer - I do not name my layers. This tute is aimed at more experienced users & it is assumed that you understand how to use layers, layer blend modes etc. Red ochre also kindly pointed this out which may help you: Slightly concerned by the size of the image (I think you said you have 12GB - I've only got 2GB and there are probably users with less than that. However, large size is the easiest way to avoid pixellated edges caused by selections. (For those adapting this to a smaller size it may be worth copying the selected area at stage 8 to a new layer, running Bevel selection then the AA object plugin before flattening back down before stage 10? - just a thought) This is something like what you want to achieve: 1. Open a new image. Big is better. I have used 3200 x 2400. If it is too small the settings I have used here will not work for you. 2. For this tute either Google a PNG. image of roses/flowers that has a nice mix of contrasting colours. Your image should have a transparent background. 3. You may have to adjust the image to fit the canvas. Don’t be too concerned about the aspect ratio. If it is a bit stretched one way or the other, it will be ok. 4. Add a new layer. Delete the default background layer. It should look similar to this: 5. Add a new layer. Select yellow from the colour wheel and the text tool. 6. Select a font that is reasonably uniform in thickness. I’ve used Edwardian here. 7. Use align object to align the text to “both”. I like to work from the centre but it is optional. At this stage it is hard to pick the text from the background. You can turn off the flower layer if you like. 8. Using the Magic Wand at default tolerance , but set Flood Mode to global, select the outside of the text. Then press CTRL + I to invert the selection. 9. Next use Bevel Selection at these settings: Highlight: 225 227 107 Shadow: 147 126 7 Depth: 5 Strength: 1.0 You may have to play with the Depth setting a bit but the text should look very curvy with the edges a brownish colour and yellow in the middle. I made my text a bit bigger using the rectangle select and Move tool. 10. Now go to Adjustments and Curves and use the following settings: 11. Deselect (CTRL + D) then Gaussian Blur at default or use AA Assistant at default. If your image is too small at this stage your text will blur. You don’t want this but you want to get rid of the jaggies. Go back to just the background and increase the size of the image, redo the text bigger and redo the bevel which you may also need to adjust. 12. Duplicate the layer and set the blend mode to Overlay. Merge the two layers of text. 13. Duplicate the layer twice and turn the lowest text layer off. This is so that you will have a backup in case you need it. Save your work as a .PDN file. 14. Go to the flower layer or background and CTRL + A, CTRL + C to copy the image to the clipboard. Then deselect or CTRL + D. 15. Go to the top gold text layer. Run Clipwarp (from Tools Menu under Effects) at something like this: You are aiming for a goodly amount of colour. Play with the settings until you are happy with it. 16. Run Smooth (under Effects - Blurs) once or twice. Use CTRL + F to repeat. You want it smooth but not blurred. I did mine twice. 17. Go to the text layer below and run Trail at something like below: 18. Run Smooth if you like. I ran it twice on this image. Set the blend mode to Overlay. 19. Go to the last (third) layer of text and use Fast Effect Glow and Soften Portrait at these settings: 20. Set the top coloured layer of text blend mode to whatever takes you fancy. I’ve used Multiply. 21. Run a Drop Shadow to your taste on the last layer of text. At this stage you could also Smooth Blur again if you think it needs it. 22. Turn the background back on. You want to use a different one or keep it. The blend modes in the above text layers will determine what if reflected in the gold of the lettering. 23. You can also tint the top layer if you like. Experiment and have fun! Here is an alternative outcome: As always, if you find an error or need some further explanations, please just ask. I would love to see what you all come up with. There are many embellishments to take this a bit further & I would encourage you to try out other text tutes for the sake of learning new ways of working that can be used in conjunction. 7 Quote Knowledge is no burden to carry. April Jones, 2012 Gallery My DA Gallery Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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