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Using a Chris Van Cleves style Au L Hvy and the live lighting filter,

This bump map was loaded
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Gold.afphoto Saved with history so you can jog back and forth in the history panel. 


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On 4/16/2019 at 2:43 AM, firstdefence said:

Using a Chris Van Cleves style Au L Hvy and the live lighting filter,

This bump map was loaded
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Gold.afphoto Saved with history so you can jog back and forth in the history panel. 

Granted that I am an imbecile, but I am stymied.   I have dutifully chugged back and forth between the layers in your much-appreciated file, pressed my nose against the computer screen to figure out the RGB settings for what should be gold, tried various and sundry settings of my own with pronounced lack of success, examined the lighting filter and discovered the ah ha! moment when the bump file goes in, etc.   Even found the very same bitmap image on the web, so that isn't the problem. Though I have now figured out the whole process, and can achieve gold text, my results look as though they have been buried in the ground for several hundred years while the metal has eroded into tiny pockets.  (Bevel/emboss didn't help, but I unfortunately did a screen shot and then tossed the file before I had a good look.)   How did you manage these beautiful golden letters?   I am also trying to create a Style for this, which doesn't appear to be possible.   Each time I think I have it, "Add to Selection" plonks a nice plain gold wheel into my style category.   Are the bitmap portions unable to be saved in a style?  After 3 days of trying, I am throwing myself at your mercy.   Help???  

 

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I'll rattle a tutorial off tomorrow as I have some spare time. But in the meantime...

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This shows the underlying gradient.
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Oh ho!  Thank you @firstdefence for the above.   I was using the history of your Gold.afphoto file and obviously missed the boat -- or at least the right layers. For starters, I must have used a lighting layer that you apparently discarded, because I was using the Type as Spot, and the Texture at 35.2.  Also Diffuse 100%, Specular 50%, Shininess 80%, Ambient 20%.  And needless to say, the Color block was blank.  Further, I had the lighting layer as a child of the Gold layer (again another screen shot).  Other than that, I can't think of much else I could do to gum up the works.  Anyway, I am making a screen shot of your post, and will try again.  It is so kind of you to help me with this!!

Can the finished product be used as a Style?


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Unfortunately this cannot yet be saved as a style in it's entirety. 

The help file describes styles as: Styles that can be applied to vector layers!! Why you would have a vector style panel in a raster based app and not have a raster style panel that is capable of saving raster styles that include texture images etc is a bit confusing to me. 

The upshot of that is any images applied through live or destructive filters do not get included in the style, so you end up with half a style or less.

You could possibly create a macro that would apply these settings and bring in the texture image under the live lighting filter but as a style forget it.

Had a little play with making a macro, you can actually edit some of the settings by right clicking on the macro and choosing edit macro then change the adjustable settings and apply to your text or shape.

https://affinity.help/photo/English.lproj/pages/Macros_Batch/macros.html

https://affinity.help/photo/English.lproj/pages/Panels/macroPanel.html

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5 hours ago, firstdefence said:

The help file describes styles as: Styles that can be applied to vector layers!! Why you would have a vector style panel in a raster based app and not have a raster style panel that is capable of saving raster styles that include texture images etc is a bit confusing to me. 

Actually, you can apply styles that include bitmap fills and/or strokes (because that is what textures are) to everything except pixel layers ... probably because pixel layers have neither fill or stroke properties. This includes text, shape, curve, & even image layers, all of which either have or can be given stroke or fill properties.


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Thank you so much, @firstdefence for your help.  As I have noted in sundry postings, I am a writer, not a photographer or designer.  Also, apparently, a dolt.  Anyway, I am very gradually figuring out enough of Photo and Designer to do some fun stuff that “whiles away the moments” when I am not seriously using Publisher.  I will try your macro when I get to my iMac later.  Meanwhile, I have to figure out why my lovely textured “GOLD” now turns a rather stomach-churning shade of green.   Your kindness is so very appreciated.  Also @R C-R  


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10 minutes ago, jmwellborn said:

Meanwhile, I have to figure out why my lovely textured “GOLD” now turns a rather stomach-churning shade of green.

Verdigris? :/


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1 minute ago, Alfred said:

Verdigris? :/

Nope.  More like semi-digested grass upchucked by the dog.:51_scream:


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1 minute ago, jmwellborn said:

Nope.  More like semi-digested grass upchucked by the dog.

Eww!! :o


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Just now, Alfred said:

Eww!! :o

Precisely.


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@firstdefence  By George, I've got it!!  Your macro, that is.  Perfectly amazing.  All that fiddling about, mumbling and grumbling, squinting at the screen, imprecations to The Gods, etc.,then one macro from a professional who knows what he is doing, and Bingo!  The world is now mine.  Just to make sure that I am not an entire dunderhead, I made a rectangle, used your wonderful macro, and exported it as a PNG without background.  Then I entered
 some artistic text, converted it to curves, imported the png, duplicated it four times, and applied it to each letter of a 5-letter word.  Bingo again!

Herewith, my heartfelt thank you!!  (Not the 5-letter word.)

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You're welcome @jmwellborn 


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