Thursday, January 31, 2013

A stylized water text effect

This tutorial is about creating a nice non-realistic (but yet beautiful and creative) water text effect. It looks like if you had water swirls enclosed inside the letters.

To create it by yourself, navigate to this free online text effect maker and fill the interface elements this way:
- Text: WATER (type the text you need);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 3;
- Background color: 0080FF;
- Font name: Hypmotizin.

Doing as just explained, you produce a text effect like this (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- originally this text effect was not created to produce water, but using it this way is a nice trick;
- you can create other nice water texts applying this effect to other irregular fonts;
- create awesome creative text effects by playing with these easy to use online text 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.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Generate 3D text effects with country flags

It was released online a software to mix "3D text effects" + "country flags". Now it was turned easy to create "national text effects" for free. No more pain or great design skills needed.

This tool offers flags of all countries around the world and can deliver effects with several 3D styles and optional transparent background. Everything rendered with professional anti-aliasing, even when using transparency.

Here there are two 3D text effects created by taking advantage of this free online tool. They were generated by using distinct 3D rendering styles and you can enlarge the images by clicking them. The free software can be used at Country Flag 3D Text Effect page.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Generate 3D silver text effects online

It was recently published online a new software that generates beautiful realistic 3D silver text effects.

 This software has many professional features like:
- many realistic silver metal styles;
- realistic 3D text types to configure the rendering;
- high quality anti-aliased text rendering;
- advanced text shadow configuration;
- optional transparent background (with anti-aliasing in PNG format).

Below you can see some samples generated using different silver metallic styles and several 3D styles too. It's worthy to notice the professional smooth rendering.

You can try this new tool right now at that Online 3D Silver Text Effects page.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Other wooden text effect

It's time to make a nice wood text effect. As usual, we will get a great effect with no effort and no design skills needed.

It's possible to make it by going to a free online wooden text effect generator and setting its parameters as explained:
- Text: WOODEN (type the text you need);
- Font size: Normal;
- Margin: 3;
- Background color: 803030;
- Font name: Chicken Butt.

If you make as told above, you get a result like this (enlarge by clicking the image):

Extra tips:
- I have chosen a font that makes the effect a little more random. It's a smart move when rendering a procedural wood texture like this;
- don't use a very dark background this time. The shadows need to be visible to give a useful 3D look (after all, wood is 3D, isn't it?);
- create many beautiful wood text effects taking advantage of this set of free online high quality text 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.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Digital watermark texts online

It was recently published a free software to draw watermark texts on images. This tool can help to protect your pictures because it's able to generate semi-transparent text on images.

This online program is powerful and can be used to draw several kinds of texts over your photos (not necessarily watermarks). You can set the text disposition, font, size, color, transparency and other useful graphic elements. Other important feature is that text is always drawn with professional anti-aliasing.

It's free, fast, very easy to use and available online. Try it at this Online Digital Watermark Text page.

Below you see a photo with several sample watermark texts drawn. You can see the image in real size by clicking it. Notice the very high quality of text drawing, even with semi-transparent and diagonal rendering.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

TUTORIAL: a realistic transparent 3D glass text effect

Here I tell you how to make a super realistic, stylized, futuristic, epic text effect. It's a 3D transparent glass text and I guess it is one of the best effects I have discovered so far. I hope you like it.

Create it by surfing to this free online glass text effect generator, so configuring it with these values:
- Text: 3d glass (type your text);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 6;
- Background color: 80FFFF;
- Font name: Bad Escher.

If you have made as explained, you received this image (enlarge by clicking it):

Extra tips:
- the used font face gave us a psychedelic 3D looking. I suggest you don't change it;
- the back color choice is an important part of the process. I have set a color that helps to get a text that looks more transparent;
- create many outstanding glass text effects by using this big list of free professional glass text 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.

Friday, January 11, 2013

NEWS: Free realistic chalk text effect

A little time ago, it was released an amazing online software to create chalkboard text effects. It's easy to use, but can generate very impressive results.

Some features of this new software are:

- it can render several chalk styles and pressures;
- it offers several chalkboard types;
- it delivers a special list of fonts, including many fonts that look to be handwritten;
- it's able to generate very realistic images.

Below there is an example of the realistic chalk texts this exciting free software can make:

You can use this powerful tool at this Online Chalk Text Effect page.

Monday, January 7, 2013

TUTORIAL: a dark reflective metallic text

Let's start the year with a nice text. That effect generates metallic letters that are dark, but reflective at the same time. This feature creates a very interesting mood.

If you want to try it, just open this metallic text effect, so put these parameter values:
- Text: reflective (type as you want);
- Font size: Normal;
- Margin: 3;
- Background color: FFFFFF;
- Font name: Feuerfeste.

Making as suggested, you get this image (click for a full size viewing):

Extra tips:
- maybe you have already noticed: the used font has no lowercase letters; - many pastel back colors generate nice results. Make several tries and choose the color you prefer;
- don't use too thin font faces for this effect. Thick fonts generate better light reflections;
- create many awesome metallic texts by using this big list of professional metallic text 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.