Wednesday, March 30, 2011

TUTORIAL: a blood text effect

Today we will create a nice text made of blood. The result is really very interesting.

We can get this effect by using this free text maker configured this way:
- Text: wound (set the text you want);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 3;
- Background color: 000000;
- Font name: SF Gushing Meadow SC.

The final image is shown below (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- using this font face is very important to get a realistic result, because it helps to create a dripping appearance;
- it's possible to produce many amazing text effects by using the tools offered at this text generator catalog.

Monday, March 21, 2011

TUTORIAL: getting a transparent 3D text

Sometimes we need a text that attracts attention but is discreet at the same time. In this case, one useful option can be to make a transparent 3D text.

To make this text by your own, you can use this free 3D text generator and set it this way:
- Rendering style: select the first option image;
- 3D model: select the 4th option image (scroll the list);
- Text : transparent (type yours);
- Font size: Big;
- Text depth: 20;
- Draw shadow: No;
- Margin: 15;
- Background color: FFFFC0;
- Line color: 600000;
- Font name: 11S01 Black Tuesday.

That's the image we get (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- you can try other background colors, but this effect usually gets better with a bright background;
- this kind of text uses very few colors, but anyway it can be very stylized if you choose a suitable font face;
- you can make many amazing 3D texts by using this 3D text generator. It's simple and easy.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

TUTORIAL: a refractive crystal text

Let's make something less usual today. I will show you how to get a text with "fractal like" shapes. It's the appearance of certain kinds of crystals when it's refracting geometric bodies.

It can be made by setting this free text creator as informed here:
- Text: FRACTAL (type the text you want);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 3;
- Background color: 80A0FF;
- Font name: NotMaryKate.

That's the rendered image (click for a full size viewing):

Extra tips:
- in my opinion, a font face with regular geometry is always a better choice for using with this effect;
- you can find several powerful glass text effects at this text generator catalog.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

TUTORIAL: an awesome scary text effect

Today I will use some tricks to get a very interesting scary text. We can get a black, old and petrified wood effect with a nice realistic looking.

To make it, we need to use this free text generator and configure it like informed:
- Stone Style: choose the seventh option image;
- Text: scary (choose yours);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 4;
- Background color: FFFFFF;
- Dark stone color: 404020;
- Bright stone color: 80A0C0;
- Draw Shadow: checked;
- Shadow offset: 3;
- Shadow dispersion: 2;
- Shadow fade: 1;
- Font name: Incantation.

We get a very nice result (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- it was chosen a proper font face to generate an old wood looking;
- the selected stone style was responsible by the realistic petrified appearance. For this case, the final image is always better with a bright or pastel background color;
- you can get many realistic stone/rock text effects by using this powerful stone text generator.