Sunday, May 13, 2012

TUTORIAL: a shiny ice text effect

Maybe you already know we are used to create very nice ice text effects here. Now let's discuss an interesting point: good ice effects usually need a black or dark blue background color, don't they? It can be a problem if you need to use a different back color. To solve this, you need an effect with an amazingly strong ice look - it will not lose the "cold mood" even if you apply a very unfavorable environment color. This effect offers exactly this feature.

You can try it just opening this ice text effect and configuring its parameters this way:
- Text: heat my cold (set as you wish);
- Font size: Normal;
- Margin: 4;
- Background color: 800000;
- Font name: WetPaint.

Making like that, you can get this result (click for a full size viewing):

Extra tips:
- I have chosen this back color exactly to show how this effect is strong enough to stay seeming ice even when surrounded by a red color (the worst color when the subject is ice effect);
- this effect is so powerful because of its eye catching, very shiny ice style (it looks to be emanating cold), what is even improved by its strong 3D look;
- this big set of professional text effects even has an entire section dedicated to ice effects.

Is there a text effect you would like to see here? You can ask for it commenting here or sending me an e-mail.

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