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I'm trying to create a piece of beveled text. Here's what I'm doing:

  1. Create the text in a layer.
  2. Apply the bump map filter with the text layer selected, using the text layer as the AUX channel.
  3. Nothing happens. :(

So...what am I doing wrong?

I tried adding a gaussian blur effect before applying the bump map, but that didn't seem to help. It's especially strange since I seemed to be able to make it work correctly a little while ago.

  • Can you add a screen shot of your Layers list (with properly named layers)? – xenoid Jan 3 at 8:22
  • I can't replicate the problem. The bump map filter seems to work using a blurred text layer as the input. – Billy Kerr Jan 3 at 9:03
  • Yeah I should've figured it wouldn't be replicate-able... – Daniel Woodfield Jan 3 at 16:11
  • @DanielWoodfield OK. So, just one thing to note: in my example, the background of each layer is solid white with black text. There's no transparency. Perhaps that's the issue? I don't think the bumpmap works with transparency. – Billy Kerr Jan 3 at 18:41

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