Saturday, May 28, 2011

TUTORIAL: generating a luxurious text effect

Sometimes you can need to make a title or header for a very exclusive and/or expensive product, brand, service, etc. After golden and silver colors, probably the color that best resembles luxury is red. So you can use a shiny and realistic red metallic effect to get a killer result, can't you?

Go to this metallic text maker and set its parameters like this:
- Text: Luxury (type as you wish);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 3;
- Background color: FFFFFF;
- Font name: ESP.

It's the image we create (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- it works well because the chosen effect generates a text that looks like made with a very expensive material;
- always choose a beautiful regular font face when using this effect;
- it's easy to get astonishing text effects if you use this text generator catalog.

Friday, May 20, 2011

TUTORIAL: a discreet and yet effective text effect

Let's make something discreet today. In this post I tell you how to make a text effect that looks like simple, but has subtle features. It works well when you want a professional text without any exaggeration.

You can get this by using a text generator as told here:
- Text: Simple (type the text you want);
- Font size: Normal;
- Margin: 3;
- Background color: FFFFFF;
- Font name: FancyPants.

So that's the produced result (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- if you try other fonts, choose complex (but not irregular) font faces to balance the more discreet effect;
- don't think this text effect is too simple. It has nice properties to make it pleasing to eyes: shadow, subtle illumination and a slight 3D border;
- you can create many simple or complex text effects text generator catalog.

Friday, May 13, 2011

TUTORIAL: a special colorful text effect

After getting some traditional texts in recent tutorials, let's make something more psychedelic. This time, I will tell you how to create a very colorful and unusual effect.

I suggest you use this text effect and put these parameters:
- Text: COLORS (type what you need);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 3;
- Background color: 000000;
- Font name: Horseshoes And Lemonade.

It generates this interesting result (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- making a very colorful text mixed with a very dark background usually is very showy and can be useful in several situations;
- I decided to make it with a holed font to be more stylistic and because this way it's more visible that the color transitions follow the font curves (it's important to make this effect special);
- you can create many cool text effects by starting from this text generator catalog.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

TUTORIAL: how to make a 3D text that looks metallic

Usually, creating a 3D metallic text is not a very soft task, but, if we have the right tool, we can make it fast and easily.

You can do it if you go to this 3D text generator and set its parameters like this:
- Rendering style: select the fourth option image;
- 3D model: select the fourth option image (roll the list);
- Text: metallic (type want you need);
- Font size: Big;
- Text depth: 20;
- Draw shadow: Yes;
- Margin: 15;
- Background color: FFFFFF;
- Front face color: FF8040;
- Depth dark color: FFFFFF;
- Depth bright color: FF0000;
- Font name: Amerika Sans.

The result is shiny just like metallic materials usually are (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- it's important to choose a very rounded font face;
- if you paid attention to this tutorial, you realized that I put a bright color in the "Depth dark color" field and a darker color in the "Depth bright color" field. In this case, it's a trick to get a brightness configuration similar to metallic ones;
- as you could see, this very easy and powerful 3D text maker lets you set the rendering style, 3D model, color squeme, choose from more than 400 nice font faces and make some other useful configurations; everything with no math skills.