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    I'm seeking to add a large title to my educational fantasy board game, "Spell Quest." I'd like the title to be made in large, thick, shiny gold metallic fantasy font similar to the HeroQuest board game.

    Here is an example: http://heroquestbaker.altervista.org...est_titolo.JPG

    In the example, the font rests on stone, but I'm just seeking the gold metallic part.

    Help, anyone?

    Thanks!

    -Sharpe

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    Not familiar with that font, looks like I gotta go shopping again.
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    HeroQuest has some great fonts!

    http://www.heroscribe.org/fonts.html

    Here's just what I would like, if anyone knows how to do this in GIMP: http://www.heroscribe.org/heroscribesign.png

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    How close is this?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails [GIMP] Shiny Gold Metallic Letters-spell-quest.png  

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    That's certainly better than I can do, but I think it needs less neutral colors, more light and dark.

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    Looks like I'm not the first to respond. How about this one?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails [GIMP] Shiny Gold Metallic Letters-spellquest.jpg  

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    Wow, DevinNight and Ascension, my top two favorite artists on here, both replying in my thread!

    This is one of those things I'm not going to be happy with unless I do it myself. I want to use the HeroQuest font and make it look as nearly identical (minus rock background) as I can for nostalgic reasons.

    This is a very happy-happy, joy-joy fantasy adventure game set up something like HeroQuest. The players, who are in the third and fourth grade, spell their spelling words to capture the monsters.

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    3d apps like Blender can do excellent shiny stuff. What you need is to set its reflectivity up high and ensure you use an environment map so that your reflecting something interesting in it then it looks good. Its a bit like Cartmans glasses.

    See something like this:
    http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh...st-Art-Project

    Also, Ravells uses DrawPlus which seems to have some great reflective options...
    http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh...-Ships-Compass

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    Okay, I got Blender. Going to try to figure this out.

    It's for my little sister. She had to come up with a game. Due Teusday (well, Thursday, but I don't know how I'll find time on Wednesday) and I'm crunching here.

    Any step-by-step would be appreciated, Redrobes!

    I have a cube and an extremely complex GUI on my screen and no time to play. Must get done today so Ican get it printed at OfficeMax tomorrow!
    Last edited by Sharpe; 04-25-2011 at 03:04 PM.

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    Right, well Blender is not my 3D app of choice but its the one most people try to use. You can look over my initiation thread here:
    http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh...ough-a-Blender
    but its not the simplest app to use. In fact it has to be one of the most unintuitive.

    If you could post a link to a free download & free to use true type font that could be used then I could make the text if I catch the post in time. In any case, getting a font would be the best first thing you could do unless your planning on drawing the font as well.

    With so little time maybe you would be better off trying to make it in a paint program. Here are some tuts I found for making shiny text.

    http://designwithathought.com/tutori...eps-photoshop/

    http://www.youthedesigner.com/2010/0...-and-advanced/

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