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My First GIMP Splash Screen by fence-post My First GIMP Splash Screen by fence-post
Decided to try my hand at a GIMP Splash Screen. I thought the results turned out pretty well. There's some things I don't particularly care for, but I'm done with it! LOL!

Feel free to use it if you would like. Just drop me a note and let me know what you think of it.

Art
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typotypical Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
awsome!
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fence-post Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
Thank you! Glad you like it!

Art
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noclayto Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006
OK ART Here is my coments. I Love the Whole Splash Screen EXCEPT For the 'GIMP' Text. I wish it didn't look so textured ( Didn't have the same pattern as the rest of the image). I really realy think you should change the 'GIMP' text but rest frig'n nice. May the Force Be With You Gimp Master.

NC
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fence-post Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
Thanks for the comments, NC! Well, the text didn't actually turn out the way I wanted it to either. My initial concept was to be more of an automotive/muscle car logo type of theme. I was inspired by the Cars' Movie logo (haven't seen it yet, but can't wait until I do!) so I was after something chromy, but not exactly like the Cars' logo. Unfortunately, I made a classic noob mistake. I merged all of my layers together to perform an operation on all of them and after I copied/pasted the merged layers into a single layer and then undid my merge, I deleted some layers. I was stuck with an incomplete set of layers and had to make do. So, I've just got to stop making these stupid mistakes. LOL! For me to change the text would require an entire redo of the logo. Unfortunately, I can't remember how I accomplished it. :) Silly me.

TTYL.

Art
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Fusion-Defiance Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
that is cool....
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fence-post Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
Glad you like it! Thanks for the comment.

Art
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Fusion-Defiance Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
mhm!
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barn9 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
Looks great Art! Did you use the chrome script for the lettering? Yours seems to have more depth and brightness than what I am getting with that script.
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fence-post Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
No, here are my steps:

The chrome was made by making a copy of my text (which was done in white) and merging it with a black background layer (that's important), which I will then use as my bump map image. So, now you have a text layer and a bump map image. Then, on the bump map image, I ran a Gaussian blur of 10 or 15 (can't recall), just something to blend the black and white together. Continuing with the bump map image, I went to Layer | Colors | Curves and played with the curves to give the text some hills/valleys. (That's a really neat tip there! ) Then, I filled a blank layer with one of the horizon gradients, went to Filters | Map | Bump Map and used the bump map layer to give it some depth. I did an Alpha to Selection on the text layer to get an outline of my text layer to capture the edge of the text and on my newly bumped mapped gradient layer, I cut out the text using my selection.

Does that make sense?
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barn9 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006
Thanks Art, I will have to see if I can follow that when I get a little time to do so. As I read this, I would have to say I could easily become lost, LOL. It's all still relativly new to me, so I more or less have to wade through it. I'm sure I am not alone in saying "Thank You" to you and the others that take the time to help us "rookies" learn how to use Gimp, as well as the creators that have made it all possible. It is so cool that you, Droz, and others help all of us understand the basics, as well as provide brushes, plug-ins, scripts, etc., to help us out. If it were not for you guys, I might well have given up long ago. Maybe that is the penalty I pay for being an "old guy", LOL! But by golly, I'm not too old to learn, as long as things are explained well, LOL! Thank you so much for all you do, and for being a mentor for countless "newbies". You are an invaluable resource, thank you sir!
LB
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