You're probably referring to the brushes I used, I can do it without the brushes, it just made it faster. As for the text on the site, that looks to me as if he used 2-3 colors in separate laters, and just smudged them to look that way. I'm not to sure though. I remember back when I first saw David on GimpTalk he posted some images that had that effect. I think he could help you out with that.