Wednesday, January 26, 2011

TUTORIAL: how to create a nice frozen text

Let's make a very interesting frozen text effect. The result is beautiful and can be very useful.

To make this effect, use this free text generator setting the configuration this way:
- Text: FROZEN (I used this text as example, you choose yours);
- Font size: Normal;
- Margin: 3;
- Background color: 000000;
- Font name: Green Fuz.

It's the ice text you get (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- ice texts get always better contrasting with very dark backgrounds. If you don't want to use black, a dark blue is the best choice;
- the used font helps to get a nice frozen look. I will show other good fonts for this kind of effect in other future tutorials;
- you can play with several powerful ice text effects by starting at this text generator catalog.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

TUTORIAL: making an awesome 3D text

Today we will make a very eye catching 3D text. It will be made using a "real" 3D tool.

To create the suggested effect, you should use this free 3D text generator and configure it like this:
- Rendering style: select the second option image;
- 3D model: select the 5th option image (you need to roll the list);
- Text : sample (you choose yours);
- Font size: Big;
- Text depth: 20;
- Draw shadow: No;
- Margin: 15;
- Background color: FFFFFF;
- Front face color: 4080FF;
- Line color: 000000;
- Depth color: AACCFF;
- Font name: Covington.

So you get this very cool result (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- for most applications, rounded font faces (like the used one) let the 3D looking more beautiful;
- the chosen font makes the 3D appearance even more impressive because of its serifs;
- using this very easy and powerful 3D text generator, you can set the rendering style, the 3D model, the color squeme, choose from more than 400 nice font faces and make some other useful configurations. You don't need to have any design skill.