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Skinnyhouse, please How to do it?

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Issabella
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Skinnyhouse, please How to do it?

Post#1 by Issabella » 22 May 2020, 07:20


This question is directed to Skinnyhouse, Alan, GJL or anyone who can help me.
I don't know what to apply to a font that already has a texture applied but I would like to add an evident beveled border with the same texture or different. Even if it is possible to add a light shadow to the border contrasting with the font.
If I apply the border separately to the font with only the border, how do I join the result to the previously prepared custom font? I mean to use your tools and plug-ins.
Sorry if I don't make myself understood.
Thank you so much for your help.
Issabella

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skinnyhouse
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Post#2 by skinnyhouse » 22 May 2020, 12:22


:thumbsup: All things are possible...

Option 1: Turn a textured font into a plain font to retexture

a. Open the textured font in gimp
b. Add a new layer and fill it with colour - I tend to use white.
c. Run the FaceMaker filter with the default options.
d. Result a plain white font. Save it for future reference.
e. Remove the plain filled layer and add a new layer with your texture/pattern
f. Run FaceMaker again to add your texture.
g. Optionally add any effects such as a bevel.
h. Save your new textured font.

Option 2: Make a textured border

a. Open the plain (white) font in gimp
b. Call up the Outlines Only custom font tool.
c. Use white as the foreground colour in gimp
d. Set the width option to your liking
e. Set the Outlines only option to 'Yes'
f. Run the filter and save the outline font
g. Add your textured layer to the outlined font
h. Run FaceMaker to add the texture to the outlined font
i. Add any effects such as a bevel to the outlined font
j. Save your results (I'll refer to this as the border font)

Option 3: Apply the border

a. Open the textured font
b. Run FaceMaker
c. Set 'Create new characters from visible layers' to 'No'
d. Set 'Combine the current character with one from the custom font below' to 'Yes'
e. Use the '.xcf custom font file' option to navigate to the location of the border font on your computer.
f. Click on 'OK' to place the border font. on top of the texture font
g. Save the new font (delete the textured font and the border font if no longer required)

Reverse the order of the border and textured fonts if you want to place the textured font on top of the border font.

Have fun Issa
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Issabella
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Post#3 by Issabella » 22 May 2020, 13:04


Thank you so much Skinnyhouse for your help and explanation. I'm going to practice it as it had never done before with fonts. :thank_you:
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