(Solved) - Extracting Logo(37 posts)
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From a user perspective Gimp is a mess and very unintuitive in it's layout...I hate all the panels ..In its next major incarnation the developers are going to give it the option of a single interface which will make make it better in my opinion. It'll never be better than Photoshop though because it's simply got the money behind it. I prefer Paint.net for most of my arty work although it doesn't have Gimp's scope.
It would be great if someone can pin down in Paint how Hatryst did it....I'll keep trying. :)
Sorry I'm late, time zone differences :)
Okay, so here's how I did it
Saved the image you posted earlier (one with the gradient background)
Opened it up in PS
Used 'selective colour' to make a selection of the greenish background (i learned how to do it here)
Then I extracted the logo from the background, and applied the first blending option: Bevel and emboss. No settings altered, kept settings default
Then applied 'Contour', for more 3D effect. Default settings
This is what it looks like, before the green layer is turned on
Thanks very much for taking the time out to put that tutorial together Hatryst I appreciate it. :D All I need to do now, in the absence of having PS, is to try and cobble those various effects together with the software I have; Gimp and Paint.net. I might just splash out on PS Elements if it's got those same controls in it.
Thanks for that wicked video tutorial. Although the effect is not as striking as with PS it's still very nice and I would be more than pleased with it that way.
Thanks again. :)
I wonder if it would be worth having a separate "Imaging" section where people could ask questions in a similar vein to mine?
Just had a play with the Bevel Selection tool (Effects > Selection > Bevel Selection) in that pack I pointed to...it's quite fine controllable. Here's a quick go with it...it's not perfect yet but has the potential to get it like Hatryst's. One thing I've done here is get the RGB figures of the yellow (R = 214 G =217 B = 66) and input those into the RGB boxes of the shadow and highlight controls the same then made each parameter darker or lighter with each slider as required...you can see the two tones in the RGB boxes instead of the default black and white. The depth of bevel is controllable as well.
How do you mean messed up? I used my scanner to scan the logo on a letter that was 20mm in size...the resulting edges in a magnified are not as good as I'd like so to get it really sharp I need to manually trace a print with some transparent film and pen, then scan that. The metallic effect is not bad but an opaque glassy one would be better looking at it now...the possibilities are endless. :)
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