I am trying to create a logo that looks like it is branded into a piece of wood. I created my logo, powerclipped a darker image of the wood inside, created an embossing effect with a lighter and darker version offset from the main logo. Now I would like to "roughen" it up a bit to look more natural - following the woodgrain, and more "burnt in". Anyone have any suggestions?
Hello Cindy;If you can wait people will answer better, but I would probly use the "Artistic Media" tool. But normaly I'm trying to smooth things out and cut back on nodes.
My Thoughts George
I was thinking about adding a black outline, converting to object and adding a slight transparency.
I tried it on my computer but got a crash after I tired to distort it with the distortion tool.
I think what you have looks pretty nice too.
Hi CindyVS, I have a special tool that will burn in to wood just like a soldering iron I would do this then take a photo end of problem
But to produce in draw I have not got it correct very intersting project
here is one that I just made
edit image in photo paint to remove all your text and darken surface
import into draw and put in new text
then made the word follow the shape of the grain with the envelope tool
made several copies of the word in different colours
made a copy of top word and put to 1 side
then grouped the word and converted to bitmap
edit bitmap in photo paint and feather object outline
bring back into draw add copy of words and adjust to suit
I hope this helps
I think the best way to do this is to use a bitmap program -- to get the text to follow the background woodgrain and look as if it's part of the wood you use an effect called "Displacement Map" (in PaintShop Pho). I think the same thing in PhotoPaint is called "Bump Map". Here's a quick test I did using PSP:
I think the bitmap in PhotoPaint is the way to go
Use a pattern brush to add the streaks which would be where the flat word burnt and then go over the lettering to soften it and its edges. Lastly use a blending brush to smuge it out.