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yapig: Advanced Glow Effects

Discussion in 'Gimp Tips & Tutorials' started by Ajit, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Ajit

    Ajit Active Member

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    **this original tutorial came from this link: http://psdtuts.com/tutorials-effects/advanced-glow-effects/ .  i just converted the tutorial for all the Gimpers out there


    ok in this tutorial i will show you how to make something similar to this:
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    1) create a new picture that is square (200by200, 300by300, 800by800, etc.)
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    2) make the background black using the bucket fill

    3) create a radial gradient using black and a dark orange.  The exact code was 922f00.
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    4) duplicate the layer and set the mode to dodge
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    5) create a new layer and go to Filters>Render>Clouds>Plasma.  set the turbulence to 2.3

    6) desaturate that layer.  set the layer mode to overlay.  go to Filters>Artistic>Oilify and set the mask size to 40.
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    7) create a new layer

    8) using the path tool, create a wavy line.  DO NOT press enter.  make sure that the foreground color is set to white.  go to Stroke Path and make the line width 7 pixels and click ok.

    9) create a new layer

    10) with the same path selected, change the foreground color to an orange or red.  go to Stroke Path and make the line width 14 pixels this time and click ok

    11) set that layer mode to overlay and move that layer below the plain white layer. go to Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur and make the blur radius 15
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    12) merge the two top layers together

    13) go to Filters>Distorts>IWarp and shrink the ends of the line

    14) using the eraser tool, select a very large, soft brush and click once or twice at each end of the line
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    15) repeat steps 7 through 14 for as many lines as you want.  You can change the width of the lines in order to make a thicker line

    16) finished

    not too bad, here is mine first and the photoshop second:

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    the main problem was that i couldn't get enough texture in the background
     
  2. Shashwat

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    You meant with STep 4 isn't it ? You still can get the same effect .. Do this Filters->Render->Clouds->Solid Noise then In curves do these setting )

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  3. Ajit

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    oh ok cool  ;D
     
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    overall nice work. it could be even better if you used a better font. and added another glowing line that connects  them together as shown in the PS tut.

    keep up the great work :)
     

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