In this Gimp Text tutorial learn how I made my Logo for this website in Gimp 2.8. I show you how to create a text cut-out with a punched-in effect into a wood texture. To achieve this you will learn how to convert your text toa Path. A Path is needed for a smooth cut. Also, to get the text effects of Bevel and Emboss, Inner Shadow, and Drop Shadow, you will learn how to use Layer Effects for high quality results.
Only one plug-in is required, actually a script you put into the scripts folder. This script is called layerfx.scm and you can download this at the gimp-repository here.
If you have trouble with the installation of the script or how to use it, then check this video for step by step installation instructions, with a short tutorial on how to use Layer Effects in Gimp.
In this tutorial, all you need is a background texture image like wood, concrete, or metal as a few examples. There are tons of sites on the internet to download free textures, just Google a search. Here’s what you will learn in this Gimp text effect tutorial:
Gimp is free and just as good as Photoshop when it comes to Logo Design. When you are designing a logo, choose to use text, or both text and graphics. Learn to use shadows, textures, patterns, gradients, layers, masks, curves, beveling and more. Either way, the following tutorials on Gimp Logos, will give you all the practice you need to design a winning logo for your website or business.
What is a Gimp Normal map? It is a texture you can make in a paint program like The Gimp. When you apply the Normal Map to a model, it can give you a lot of extra detail. This is the concept of the Normal Map. It makes graphics a lot faster.
Creating Normal maps in Gimp is easy to do. Before you can use the Normal Map filter in Gimp, you need a gray scale image. The darker shades will have an indented effect and lighter shades will have an extruded effect. Then with the Gimp filter, convert it to a Normal map, and apply it to the model.