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    Wooden Text

    I would like to find a way to generate text that looks like wood nailed together. An example is shown here. Can anyone help??


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    Thats a lot of detail there! A bit of drawing with a combination of filters and also some hand shading...it would take some time, maybe when i get home i can post...if nobody else helps you out.

    for a very very very brief outline, you should be looking at getting the wood texture by applying a gradient (wood colors) add some noise and then filter > stylize > wind. This should give you the basic wood texture (if you don't have eye candy (it has a Filter > Wood filter)

    Work on the edges and also roughing it up a bit (dust & scratches) hand shade it and then experiment some more! I will try it myself when i get home..this here should give you a start.

    *Note you just have to create 4 - 5 pieces and re-use them to form the alphabets. Sketching out the pieces in Illustrator might help too...

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    well, i just show that as an example. If I could find a website with a gif alphabet that shows boards nailed together, I'd be happy. Any idea where to find something like that?

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    A good thing to start with may be just plain text written with wood-like fonts.
    Check these on Da Font:
    http://www.dafont.com/en/font.php?file=drift_type
    http://www.dafont.com/en/font.php?file=wood2
    http://www.dafont.com/en/font.php?file=burnstown_dam
    When You have a rough layout of the text - work on the details as Conradical suggested (gradients, shading, etc.).
    Good luck.
    Last edited by varelse; May 11, 2005 at 11:09. Reason: 3rd font added
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    Thanks Varelse. This is what I was looking for yesterday!!


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