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Bevel Reflect Logo for Beginners

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Bevel Reflect Logo for Beginners

Post#1 by tim » 05 Mar 2018, 00:40


1. Install Bevel Reflect Logo (from Wayback Machine) (Put the .scm file in your GIMP's /scripts/ folder).
2. Install ML Bevel Reflect Plugin (from Wayback Machine)(I am Windows, so I just copied the .exe file to my GIMP’s /plug-ins/ folder)
3. Install Bevel Reflect Logo to visible Layers Script for GIMP (Just put the .py file in your GIMP's /plug-ins/ folder).
4. Restart GIMP program.
5. Now create your shapes/fonts on a new layer (with transparency surrounding your shape/letters/word).
6. Turn off all other layers visibility except the layer(s) you want to apply the Bevel Relfect Logo (BRL) effect to.
7. Run Script (Python-fu/BRL to visible layers...). Don't hit 'OK' yet. There's still options you gotta choose.
8. I am not too experienced, so I just choose the first option set to Flat Bevel or Round1 Bevel.
9. Then for Spherical Emap (png/jpg) option. I choose an Emap from Spherical Environment Map Sharing Topic or Environment Map Sharing Thread (Spherical) Bevel Reflect (from GimpChat).
10. That's it hit OK to run.

Sample effect result (BRL is only applied to the word with transparency, the black background is on a separate layer).
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Post#2 by Pat625 » 05 Mar 2018, 05:44


Here are two of the scripts so you do not have to go to the Wayback Machine.

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Post#3 by tim » 05 Mar 2018, 05:47


Thanks Pat!
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Post#4 by gnerd » 05 Mar 2018, 23:55


Any ideas on what i'm doing wrong lol? Other than OMG's tuts i'm BRL challenged :hammer_head:
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Post#5 by tim » 05 Mar 2018, 23:59


I am not too experienced with BRL either, but everytime I try to run BRL on a word, I make sure that my word has transparent around (like the word is the only thing filled on my layer, and the rest is transparent) then I run that BRL on visible layer.

In the following, i took your first image, selected color black, and deleted to have transparency. Select None, then applied BRL on visible layer and I get this.
The black around your image isn't smooth so you get this weird looking outline with flaws. But if the word was smooth on transparency you'd get better results.
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Post#6 by gnerd » 06 Mar 2018, 00:10


Filling that's what i'm missing I think lol. Totally forgot about the filling part, thanks for the help Tin!!
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Post#7 by gnerd » 06 Mar 2018, 00:16


:oops: not that, i'll keep trying! Thanks Tin
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Post#8 by tim » 06 Mar 2018, 00:22


If you created your text using text tool then it's already filled and on transparent layer for you, you just have to apply BRL to that layer.
But if you do other effects that might require you to fill the whole layer, then you must isolate your text so that it's the only thing on the layer without filled background (make it transparent) then run BRL.
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Post#9 by gnerd » 06 Mar 2018, 01:05


Yeah I just created the text and closed the eye on the background and tried to apply the BRL script this is what it looks like when I turn the eye back on the background layer.
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Post#10 by oldmangrumpy » 06 Mar 2018, 01:56


Nancy - there are a number of possible explanations for your 'problem' - so lets just run a check on what you are doing ...

1. You have a selection (words?) on your active layer
2. That selection is filled with a colour that is 100% opaque - strange results can come from SVG type coloured backgrounds that vary in that respect)
3. Your active layer is in 'Normal' mode - again strange/different results can come from say 'overlay' or 'gradient merge'
4. Your circular e-map is fully cropped and does not have an additional transparent border - such e-maps and also non circular e-maps will provide different results.

Otherwise post or send me your xcf file and the e-map - I can have a look for you.
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