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Extruded text with outlines?
#1
Well, I wanted this format for text:
   
so:
  1. I tried first in Gimp, with 'TUF'. The result is there, but even with much help from plugins, the procedure was some trial--as this site lacks a 'spoiler' feature, I am attaching a .txt file with the 10 steps it took me get the upper part of the text above. It called for some patience!
  2. Thus, I tried plan B, and exported the two paths for 'VOYAGING'--path from text and moved copy--to Inkscape. Unfortunately, although the last version includes 2 'text extrusion' (in Extensions and as an experimental LPE) neither worked for me... Therefore, a new exercise in patience--path difference + too many hand deletions and additions, to get here and import to Gimp:
       
The image above isn't all I could wish: I should try again with the extruded paths moved slightly up and right. 
But, before I undertake it, please:
Does some kind person have some tips on procedure? 
I am really interested--SF fans can think of the AMAZING  logo  to understand...


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#2
http://gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=14394
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#3
(12-14-2020, 07:38 AM)Ofnuts Wrote: http://gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=14394

This links to a tutorial on making 'reflective tables', while I was hoping for some hint on making such paths as shown (black lines) in my first post, 2nd image...
Am I missing something Confused ?
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#4
Oops, wrong link. See http://gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=11318&start=0
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(12-14-2020, 12:16 PM)Ofnuts Wrote: Oops, wrong link. See http://gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=11318&start=0

Thanks, Ofnuts: unfortunately, although your tip gives quite good extrusions, which can be edited further,
   
it quite misses the 'outlines' I am after
   
Seen through 'perspective stack', my last example looks like:
     
where the the three topmost layers (merged together in the actual figure) show the paths for the three coloured layers just below them (2 and 3 inverted). The path just above the red background is invisible in the result, being the topmost path moved to create the extrusion.
The challenge is generating paths 2 and 3 from the top: try as I would, I always end doing tons of hand edits…

**Last minute notion: the blue extrusion in the first example, masked by the text, can be put to Inkscape to
  1. trace
  2. or if that doesn't give a good result, to be used as model to edit the difference of the original paths?
**Must try that.
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#6
Carmen, I don't know if this result would be close to what you are trying to achieve. Here I used the Logo Toolbox script / plugin.    

As the layers are made available, some type of customization is possible in the result generated by the script / plugin.    
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#7
Thanks, Krikor, but I am looking for a far simpler effect--think of a pulp around 1930, printed on paper with the technique of the day.
So far, my best automatic approximation comes from the extrusion extension in Inkscape--one has to fill the paths for the thing to work.
This is the 'filling' variant (polygons)--variant lines is rather like path rungs with rungs on anchors…
   
Of course, any way one gets too many lines/polygons: too many anchors in the font path.
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