Finally I have managed to put my self together and create another blog template tutorial!
sorry to all those who were counting on it before,i just didn't have the time for it but anyway here it is. so enjoy!
In this tutorial i will show you how to create a metal like textured pattern from scratch as well as adding text with an engraved effect to it. This could be useful for website backgrounds that repeats as well as signatures,headers etc.
Will start by first creating the actual pattern design and then how to save and place it in the correct folder, and finally creating an example using the pattern with some text.
You really need to see the end results to appreciate this tutorial, the preview image doesn't show much :),this Gimp tutorial is meant for Intermediate and above users, but never the less i advise beginners to have a go at it since i do try my best to explain the steps in detail.
Although this is a very simple straight forward effect i though it would be good for people getting familiar with gimp to try something not too hard alternatively you can use photoshop brushes that work in gimp to create the effect. I call this effect "sun Ray" its pretty common with so called web 2.0 websites these days.
In this tutorial Im going to show you how I blend colors in order to get better looking paintings.
This process can be also achieved in other raster programs like photoshop, and thus its not rare, its in fact widely used. I normally find blending done using the smudge tool, or the blur tool, but using them solely doesn't gives great results.
In this tutorial I will make use of different overlaid layers mixed with radial gradient tool to achieve and awesome light effect, started off as a experiment turned out to be a cool effect and worth a tutorial :)