3D blob, glob, spatter effect in GIMP 2.6.6 ??

I want to make a 3-D "liquid" blob or spatter effect using GIMP 2.6.6.  Version number matters, since previous versions work differently.  Also, is there a more recent version of GIMP I am not aware of?

See this similar question for details.  It is basically the same question, just not directed specifically at GIMP.  Now I am focusing on GIMP.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Photos_Graphics/Web_Graphics/Q_24538500.html


I need detailed instructions.  Thanks.
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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
My other question will be...  can Adobe Photoshop ELEMENTS do this kind of thing?
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Jason ThompsonSenior UX DesignerCommented:
I'm a Photoshop guy rather than a Gimp guy, but you may be able to achieve the effect you're looking for through a combination of filters like 'emboss' or 'cool metal':

http://docs.gimp.org/2.6/en/plug-in-emboss.html
http://docs.gimp.org/2.6/en/script-fu-cool-metal-logo-alpha.html

There's a lack of good Gimp tutorials.

Photoshop Elements seems to include a Chrome filter that may do the job.
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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
Having http://doc.gimp.ort is a good resource.
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