Welcome to TalkGraphics.com
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16
  1. #11

    Default Re: How to make a carved text in wood with Xara Pro X ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Initiostar View Post
    I had a similar requirement the other day, but took a slightly unorthodox route to create a similar effect:

    Attachment 131079

    Cutting out text, making the cut-out text slightly darker and moving the two objects back together, means the wood grain exactly matches.

    Maybe not exactly what you are looking for here, but shared for interest.

    Gary
    Another good method Gary, thank you !

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Harwich, Essex, England
    Posts
    20,911

    Default Re: How to make a carved text in wood with Xara Pro X ?

    Here's one way I've used:
    Created by having two clones of a wood photograph
    The Text WOOD is overlaid, sized as required, the with it and the top wood photo Arrange/ Combine/Shapes / Subtract shapes
    The background image then has a Stained Glass transparency applied
    Then with a copy of the text WOOD overlaid in position & cloned, moved down and right, Arrange/ Combine/Shapes / Subtract shapes, given a white transparency.
    Ditto repeat but move one copy up and left. Arrange/ Combine/Shapes / Subtract shapes and given a black transparency
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	export.jpg 
Views:	6 
Size:	342.5 KB 
ID:	131097  
    Egg

    Intel i7 - 4790K Quad Core + 16 GB Ram + NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1660 Graphics Card + MSI Optix Mag321 Curv monitor
    + Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB SSD + 232 GB SSD + 250 GB SSD portable drive + ISP = BT + Web Hosting = TSO Host

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Harwich, Essex, England
    Posts
    20,911

    Default Re: How to make a carved text in wood with Xara Pro X ?

    Another method I use is to use shadows:

    Top:
    With WOOD cut out of the photo, apply a glow shadow

    Middle:
    With a white drop shadow applied
    Cloned change direction of the drop shadow and change shadow colour to white

    Bottom:
    Same but the colours of the drop shadows switched.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	export.jpg 
Views:	9 
Size:	364.4 KB 
ID:	131098  
    Egg

    Intel i7 - 4790K Quad Core + 16 GB Ram + NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1660 Graphics Card + MSI Optix Mag321 Curv monitor
    + Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB SSD + 232 GB SSD + 250 GB SSD portable drive + ISP = BT + Web Hosting = TSO Host

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada.
    Posts
    4,487

    Default Re: How to make a carved text in wood with Xara Pro X ?

    I tend to find that the difference between EMBOSS and ENGRAVE is purely the shadow location and it's visual effect. This is a 50 step blend on each - VERY quick example - I'm sure it can be made better, but it was just a quick example.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Woodcut.jpg 
Views:	13 
Size:	123.9 KB 
ID:	131101
    Keith
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    There are 10 types of people in this world .... Those who understand binary, and those who don't.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    SW England
    Posts
    14,387

    Wink Re: How to make a carved text in wood with Xara Pro X ?

    I thought I'd have a try.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	twitw@2x.jpg 
Views:	13 
Size:	219.0 KB 
ID:	131106

    I had losing definition so i tried to keep text as text here.
    I have two displaced copies of each line with no fill.

    I used CSS to add back the Fill with a transparency; Xara would change this all to an image.
    There is a shadow I tried as well. To remove it rename htmlclass="shadow text-gradient" as just htmlclass="text-gradient".
    You will see these in Preview.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	twitw_1.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	168.9 KB 
ID:	131108

    You can type and replace any of the text and you can move the text around and it will recarve all over again - virtual wood etching.

    CSS - The Wind in the Willows.xar

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPX, XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

  6. #16

    Default Re: How to make a carved text in wood with Xara Pro X ?

    You guys are brilliant artists, thank you Egg, Keith & Acorn for so many methods!

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •