Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Custom Font Bevel Reflect BRL 1.6 V 1.10 Tabbed


Author: Skinnyhouse

Photos and commentary prepared by the author.

The filter can be located with the following menu path:

Filters ➤ Custom Font Tools ➤ Custom Font Bevel Reflect BRL 1.6 V 1.10 Tabbed

The desaturation option allows you to apply BRL highlights to existing custom typefaces and "Trim" allows you to trim a certain number of pixels from characters.
You can now overlay maps in different ways: randomly or by grouping characters.
You can do this both by generating maps from a selected gradient or color, and by loading a file containing the number of maps.
The plugin can load xcf files now, but only the first five layers will be used to generate the maps.
Of course, it only makes sense to use a file consisting of spherical emap layers.
You can now also save the plug-in generated maps as a new image to re-save them for future use.

Applying emaps to characters:

The default option is to apply a single emap to the complete set of characters in a custom font file.
It is no longer necessary to use a grey coloured font face – white faces now work perfectly well.
If you choose not to use emaps from a saved file, the filter will generate its own set of emaps; these will usually differ quite subtly from each other but can add a little variation to your characters.
You can still load a png emap, but greater contrast can be obtained by loading a set of saved emaps (an xcf file) consisting of up to five different layers.

Saving generated emaps:

This option provides an opportunity to save your emaps from the layers copied to a new image.

The dialog tabs:
The new option for using the outline contours is highlighted with a red outline.
New wording is highlighted in solid red.

The outline contours work better when the contour depth is set to a value of 4 or more.

The example below shows the original custom font and then with the outline (using an orange and black gradient) set to 1 - which is barely visible.
Click on the images to see a slightly more detailed view:
This set of examples show the three outline types (Outline, Ouline(Inner Bevel), Outline(Outer Bevel)) with a controur depth set to 4:

The last set of examples show the effect using the outlines only option:

REQUIRED: MLBevelReflect2 

A variation of this plug is:

This version only works on the active layer - regardless of the layer name.
The deprecated pdb spline callout has also been updated.

In menu: Filters ➤ Alpha to Logo ➤ Active Layer Bevel Reflect 1.6 V 1.11 Tabbed...

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