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 Post subject: More text art
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:59 pm  (#1) 
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A little bump map magic. :)

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 Post subject: Re: More text art
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:21 pm  (#2) 
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Cool effect Rod.

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 Post subject: Re: More text art
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:19 am  (#3) 
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Here's my first attempt at art text or is it text art? :hehe

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That's actually my wife. I'm going to re-visit it maybe tomorrow to see if I can get more detail of her face. I know everybody usually gets some random text but that text isn't random. It's actually everything that makes up my wife (almost everything). The text consists of her parents names, siblings, children and grand children and things that she really likes in life.

I wrote a really simple PHP script to randomize the words and just copied them from the browser and pasted them in to gimp follow the tutorial:

http://www.users.on.net/~pvscc/Gimp/tutorial.html

Didn't come out to bad for my first try.

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 Post subject: Re: More text art
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:34 am  (#4) 
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Created the brush using phrase to brush python script plugin and then used Rob's selection to concentric paths Script-fu and stroked Wilbur. Then used Saul's mean fill Script-fu to colorize the letters based on Wilbur's colors and then added some dimension and drop shadow effects. :)


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 Post subject: Re: More text art
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:01 am  (#5) 
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Rod I bet you can't do a landscape with the text!


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 Post subject: Re: More text art
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:23 am  (#6) 
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So how does one get the text to be like the one in Rod's example? It's sort of random but still seems to follow around the face contours? You don't make all sorts of paths and use different layers with different fonts I hope, that would take hours...days!


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 Post subject: Re: More text art
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:32 am  (#7) 
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This was a quickie brush job so take your time with yours.
The face took me a long while just painting in the font type!

Create a phrase brush.I used sans and stuck with the default 50 for size.
Open your image you want to create into text art
Create a new layer on top
Using your new phrase brush paint in everything.
Now do a alpha to selection on the text layer and select the image layer (be sure it has an alpha channel)
click cut/paste anchor the layer.
delete the image layer.
Delete the text layer.
You should have only one layer (the cutout text layer)
Create a new layer and give it a gradient (two colors) dark colors preferably
Select it - go to Filters/Map/Bump map and put in these settings.

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Now lower the gradient bumped layer to the bottom and set the text layer to your preferred mode.
Addition, Hard light and difference work well for me.
This one i did in Addition mode.
Done.
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Text Art
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You can do any image this way ,and the results are going to depend on the brush font you use.

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 Post subject: Re: More text art
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:36 am  (#8) 
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This one is in lighten only mode.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:01 am  (#9) 
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oo clever you Rod :D


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 Post subject: Re: More text art
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:15 pm  (#10) 
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If you want to you can download this FREEWARE program
http://www.mosaizer.com/Textaizer/index.htm
And use it to create your text images first.
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Then this would be your template
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Which is much easier, and faster than using a phrase brush.

Results in hard light mode.
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I created the text
selected all the white and deleted it.
Created the gradient layer
Bump mapped same settings
Set the text layer in hard light mode

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