Right, today we are going to learn how to make a brushed metal effect and blended text on Gimp!
Pick the size you want to use, in this case we will use 370x120
Now add colour to our background
We will use these settings:
Hue - 43
Saturation - 15
Lightness - -7
Or you could play around with those untill you get a colour that you like for the metal
Now apply a RGB Scatter (Filters>Noise>RGB Scatter)
Now use these settings:
Red - 0.20
Green - 0.20
Blue - 0.20
Alpha - 0.00
Do tick any of the boxes in there, now like ok.
Next we will apply a motion blur (Filters>Blur>Motion Blur)
Use these settings:
Length - 15
Angle - 0
and here you go, Brushed metal Background!
The next step is to add text if you wish
Now add some text to the image, any size/any font. Now, you know the layer that the text is on? well make it overlay and set it to 65% opacity.
Dupelicate the text layer, set the new 'dupelicated layer' and set it to normal and opacity anywhere between 25% and 35%.
Now Alpha to selection (Layer>Transparency>Alpha to selection). Next shrink the selected by 1 pixel (select>shrink). Now clear the selection (Edit>Clear).
Voila, Your done!
A finished product which looks great!
If you think it's to basic then you can try a number of things, like adding some lighting into it or adding a image like this:
FeedBack on my first tutorial and your results please