Sunday, February 27, 2011

TUTORIAL: a first class text effect

To have a text that gives a "first class" idea, it's a good practice to do it looking like made of some eye catching material. We could use silver, but, to be less obvious, let's make it of an interesting gray metal.

We can get it by using a free text maker set with this parameters:
- Text: Firs Class (write the text you need);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 3;
- Background color: FFFFFF;
- Font name: MachineScript.

So you get this text effect (click to see in full size):

Extra tips:
- for this kind of intention, a thick, beautiful cursive font face (like the one I used) can be one of the best choices. Other background colors can generate nice results too;
- there are a huge number of impressive metallic text effects at this text generator catalog.

Friday, February 18, 2011

TUTORIAL: creating a stylized hot text effect

There are several interesting ways to create a text effect to reinforce you are saying something hot. Today I will give a suggestion about how to get a stylized one.

Let's make it using this free text generator with the configuration as below:
- Text: HOT (you choose your text);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 3;
- Background color: FFFFFF;
- Font name: CHE LIVES!.

That's the image we get:

Extra tips:
- this font face is very nice for this kind of effect, but be careful. This font lacks some characters like the "!" for example;
- you can create other interesting fire text effects by using the tools available at this text generator catalog.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

TUTORIAL: a realistic glass text effect

What about creating a nice glass text? I will tell you how to get a beautiful text made of red glass.

It can be done by using this free text maker if you set it like this:
- Text: Red Glass (use the text you want);
- Font size: Normal;
- Margin: 5;
- Background color: FFFFFF;
- Font name: Bandy.

So you get this rendering (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- one of main reasons that make this effect realistic is its interesting light source shining from left to right;
- there are several glass text effects that can be used for free at this text generator catalog.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

TUTORIAL: a camouflage text effect

This time I will tell you how to make a camouflage text effect. Something like that already was useful for me.

You can get it yourself by using this free text creator and configuring it as below:
- Text: camouflage (you choose your text);
- Font size: Normal;
- Margin: 3;
- Background color: 40C040;
- Font name: DomoAregato.

So you get this image (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- the chosen background color is very obvious, but some other green tones or even other colors can give you beautiful results too;
- you can get many other "plant style" text effects by using this text generator catalog. If you can not figure them out by yourself, don't worry. I will give you new examples about that in future.