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GIMP 2.6 Cookbook by Juan Manuel Ferreyra

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Creating shining plastic text

In this recipe, we are going to create text and make it look like it is made of a plastic material.

How to do it...

We can create shining plastic text by carrying out the following steps:

  1. In a new file, create a new layer. Use the Text Tool to create the text you want. Pick a bright color, and place the text around the middle of the canvas.
    How to do it...
  2. Select Layer | Merge Down from the menu or by right-clicking on the layer's name in the Layers dialog:
    How to do it...

    Then, choose Alpha to Selection to select everything on the layer that is not transparent. ...

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