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Today podcast is a tutorial about giving some sand texture to your typography. There are several ways to do it, but I believe that things need to be simplified, so today process will be done with two tools so you can make a comparison and get your own conclusions. Lets get into it!

Subtitles Done! just activate them! ;)

Now if you want to quickly review this tutorial, I have added a couple of slideshows so you can see the steps to follow for each tool. Lets just remember that GIMP is a Bitmap editor, while Inkscape is a vector editor. Even if I love GIMP, when I have to work with designs that “might” get printed, I rather using vectors, since they will allow me to resize my artwork without loosing quality. However, good thing is that we will always have different options to do everything, so let me know which process did you like the most!

How to create text with Stone texture with GIMP

  • How to create text with Stone texture with GIMP
    Create a new file and activate Plasma at Filters » Render » Clouds » Plasma.
  • How to create text with Stone texture with GIMP
    Then apply the Filter » Distort » Emboss.
  • How to create text with Stone texture with GIMP
    Give it color with Color » Color Balance, and play with the values until you get the desired palette.
  • How to create text with Stone texture with GIMP
    Add a new white layer and place it at the bottom.
  • How to create text with Stone texture with GIMP
    Once you add the text, right click on the layer with the texture and activate a mask layer with the layer's alpha color.
  • How to create text with Stone texture with GIMP
    And that's it!!! you have a font with stone texture!

 
 
 

How to create text with Stone texture with Inkscape

  • How to create text with Stone texture with Inkscape
    Open Inkscape and add your text with the text tool.
  • How to create text with Stone texture with Inkscape
    Click on Filters » Bumps » Thick Acrylic and activate the stone texture.
  • How to create text with Stone texture with Inkscape
    Open the color panel with ctrl+shift+F and give it color to look like a stone and you're done!

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6 Responses to “How to create fonts with stone texture with GIMP and Inkscape”


  1. Muy buenas las 2 opciones, sin embargo creo que para el fin de texturizar una fuente me parece que es mejor hacerlo con Inkscape. Al menos a mí me pareció más sencillo. Gracias por el podcast. Saludos

  2. tatica says:

    Ederick para este tipo de arte me gusta más Inkscape, sin embargo, sigo adorando GIMP para edición fotográfica.

    Luya that’s awesome!!! let’s hope the next podcast is as interesting as this one ;)

  3. byron says:

    Me gusta mas inkscape

  4. luchobarrios2013 says:

    Gracias tatica por este nuevo podcast.
    apenas me haga un tiempo laboral, pongo en practica lo aqui explicado.

    P.S. Estoy esperando el codigo de confirmacion para habilitar mi tarjeta de credito en paypal, para hacerte una merecida donacion.

  5. tatica says:

    Hey! Muchas gracias! Justo estoy terminando de grabar el audio del de mañana. Para no ser injusta con mis lectores en inglés los intercalaré. Pero todos tendrán los subtitulos correspondientes para el idioma contrario al audio :)




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