Wednesday, June 22, 2011

TUTORIAL: a text made of clouds

The effect of this post is interesting and can be useful in many situations. Write with clouds was never that easy.

To get your own text made of clouds you need to go to this cloud text renderer. I suggest you choose the interface parameters this way:
- Cloud Style: 5;
- Text: CLOUD (type as you wish);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 4;
- Background color: 0060C0;
- Font name: Hypmotizin.

If you use the configuration above, you get this image (click to view in full size):

Extra tips:
- when rendering clouds, usually it's a good idea to use some kind of blue background to make them more natural, but you could like to try some more unusual colors. I have already got some nice unexpected results this way;
- this kind of effect suffers a big influence of the background. If you make some tests, you will see you can affect the clouds looking just by changing the back color a little;
- you can create many different cloud text effects by using this cloud text generator. It even has several different rendering styles to choose from.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

TUTORIAL: how to get a nice nature text effect

This time, I tell you how to get a nice text effect that reminds nature and related themes.

To make this one, you junt need to use this free text creator and configure it like this:
- Text: NATURE (type what you need);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 3;
- Background color: 004000;
- Font name: Edgewater.

Then we get this nice text effect (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- the used effect can generate great results, but it's not very easy to use. I have chosen a proper irregular font to give us a border that looks like bamboo or wood. If you intend to try other font faces, don't choose regular ones;
- it's easy to get amazing graphic texts of many different types and styles by using this big set of text effects.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

TUTORIAL: how to create an electric text effect

Today let's make a text effect that looks electric. It can be useful in many situations.

You can get it by going to this free text maker and setting it as told below:
- Text: electric (set your own text);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 5;
- Background color: 000000;
- Font name: Aarco.

So we get this effect (click for full size viewing):

Extra tips:
- it's important to use a dark background to enforce the lightening effect. A dark blue can be a very good choice too;
- you can choose among more than 400 font faces, but I think this one is very nice for this case, because its shape reminds thunderbolts;
- you can easily get many interesting text effects by taking advantage of this big list of text effects.