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This tutorial utilizes one of my favorite tools in GIMP: the Displace Map filter. Using this tool can add so much depth and realism to your work; however, it's probably one of the most underutilized tools. It's not just for text, however. It can be used to map textures to landscapes, make tattoos look more realistic, photomanipulations, etc. etc. The list is really endless.

So, try out this tutorial, learn a new trick to add to your arsenal, and make your graphics stand out above the rest! Sounds like an infomercial, doesn't it?! LOL! If you download this tutorial within the next 5 minutes, I'll throw in a free rebate coupon for your next download of GIMP! WOW!

Sorry for the quality of images I used in this thing. I really threw the tutorial together awhile ago and never changed them. Just not enough time in the day.

It's a pdf. So download and view at your leisure.

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Thank you!!! So awesome!  I was wondering how you did this in Gimp! :D
ty ty i make clothes for a virtual world so yeah this is just what i was looking for ty so much for taking the time to put this out there and so glad i ran across it lol 
woo! sold!
Beautiful! Works like a charm! This is wonderful!

Thank you!
darken-reign Nov 7, 2009
thank you! I have been looking for a tutorial like this
Calibre-Not-Output Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweet tutorial: Simple, clear and straight to the point.
u have no idea how much i luv u!!! i just read (and tried) the satin tutorial, and i tried it a bit differently, but i wouldn't have known w/ out you!! i have also read this tutorial, and i haven't tried it yet but i'm sure it will be great!! thanx so much!!
It's so nice to be loved! :D Glad you found the tutorials beneficial. Let me know if you have any questions. :hug:

I couldn't download this one fast enough!
Desperate to give it a go, thanks Art :)
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