I have a small confession to make. The image you see above is where I originally planned to take the last tutorial. But somehow, at least for me, it seemed too..."ordinary" if not "child-like", so I opted to steer toward a metal foil, green and red sort of thing.
Interestingly, on the home-front, a different set of opinions were circulating about which picture was most likable. I'll be the first to admit I missed the forest for the trees on this one. The image you see above was voted the "favorite" over my latter creation. And to think, I was busily working on a color coalition of the same images. (See below):
That will teach me to ever thumbtack my opinion based on what I think "others" will find more appealing. Sometimes, my dear readers, the most simple and (dare I say) child-like images turn out to be winners, too. At least on the home-front.
Just so the first image offered at the top here, doesn't go without any sort of explanation, I'll elaborate a little on how I created it.
- I used the tie-dye image as a background.
- Used shagadelic font, text on a path, to curve around the peace sign, and then...
- Converted the text to GIMP animated brushes (from an earlier tutorial)
- Downloaded a bunch of peace and love brushes off DeviantArt, including daisy brushes.
- Added a drop shadow to most everything.
- Made the peace sign metallic following Penguin Pete's metallic text tutorial (see the last tutorial here).
- Yes, I realize this is brief for instructions, but if you did the tie-dye tutorial already, the above instructions are the easiest part.
Feel free to offer your own opinion on which of the two themes you like best. I won't bite - or sell your soul to Satan - or collect your email and IP address to sell to spammers. Then again, maybe I will...[Admin note: this is my attempt at humor, I will in no way collect and sell email addresses to spammers. I DETEST spam/spammers! I recommend readers use a FREE webmail (e.g. Google, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) account when responding to ANY blog on the internet]