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I indulged in Smoke and Mirrors, Double Meanings, Hidden Messages, Madness, etc., on my blog during May and June of 2018. But the unraveling began in March 2018.


Saturday, March 23, 2013

"The Machine" – Postcard

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I attempted to make a patina Steampunk postcard after watching SanDee1899's Steampunk Patina background tutorial, but unfortunately my first attempt to duplicate the method digitally didn't work out the way I wanted it to.

Within GIMP, I used GMIC filter GMIC - Contours - Local orientation to create a raised texture on the machine image. I added a layer mask to it, to exclude everything on the layer except for the part that overlaid the original image. I then set the layer mode to Screen, with the original image on the layer beneath it. I added a copper color layer on top of it, with the layer mode set to Burn. I added a drop shadow, and I used a Selection bevel script on the text. The background color was Bump Mapped with a copper texture image.

The vintage machine image is from an Internet search.

The font is Belfast Heavy SF Bold.

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