Monday, September 30, 2013

A glass text effect with light refraction

Today we discuss how to produce a very convincing glass text. It looks to be reflecting and refracting the environment light.

Create this effect by starting at this free text generator and setting it this way:
- Text: GLASS (type as desired);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 5;
- Background color: FFFFFF;
- Font name: LittleDeuceCoupe.

If you make as explained, you get this nice graphic text (click to see it bigger):

Extra tips:
- in fact, this is an amazing shiny metallic effect, but, when used with this font, generates a kind of translucent look, so we get a glass effect;
- the selected font also helps to get that extrusion appearance;
- make a lot of outstanding glass texts online by using these free 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.

Monday, September 23, 2013

A burnt wood text effect

This tutorial is about applying a nice trick the used an emboss text effect to generate a nice effect that looks like burnt wood.

Make this effect by navigating to this free embossed wood text generator, and set it as explained:
Text: BURNT (choose your text);
Engrave style: Engraved Letters;
Engrave deepness: Shallow;
Border damage: None;
Light Position: Right;
Font size: Big;
Text margin: Big;
Outer margin style: None;
Outer margin size: not used;
Background color: not used;
Get as a transparent PNG file: not used;
Font name: Courier New.

Doing as just told, you get a result like this (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- if you intend to try other fonts, I suggest you choose very thin font faces (this way you have a bigger chance to get a burnt look);
- maybe you noticed some configuration elements were not used. They don't matter because the "Outer margin style" is "None";
- the wood plate where the effect is created can have a 3D border (choose other value to the "Outer margin style" item);
- create many embossed text effects by trying this free collection of carved text generators.

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

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Realistic ice text effect makers online

Now there are four new high quality online ice text creators to be used for free. They were added to this set of top text effect generators: Online Text Effects.

Now this catalog has ten world class ice text effects. The styles are very different from one another, so this package of ice effects can be useful in any situation you could need.

Below there are two amazing samples created by using these new free ice text renderers (click the image to see it in real size). It's hard to believe how realistic this white ice text effect generator can be.

There is a shortcut to see directly the ice effects with no need to look for them in a page with more than 230 different effect creators. You can go directly to the list of Ice Text Effects.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A rusty metallic medieval text effect

This tutorial teaches how to create a very nice text effect. It's metallic and has an appearance like if it was a medieval piece. It looks rusty, but not too rusty, so it's like if it had been forged of a very good quality metal, but it's very very old.

To generate this effect, open the suitable free metallic 3D text maker, so configure it as listed next (keep the default shadow elements):
- 3D text style: 9th option;
- Text: Medieval (choose your text);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 4;
- Background color: FFFFFF;
- Get as a transparent PNG file: unchecked;
- Font name: Brinkmann AH.

If you made as said before, you created a very nice text effect as shown below (click to view in real size):

Extra tips:
- this effect can be created with an anti-aliased transparent background (check the "Get as a transparent PNG file" item);
- this time I suggest you don't use a very saturated background;
- using the suggested 3D style is important to get a forged, worked metal appearance;
- I selected a font that helps us to get a "medieval mood", but you can try many other very nice font faces;
- you can make countless 3D metallic text effects by using these free online 3D text generators.

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, September 6, 2013

A super shiny light text effect

We are here to present you a new text effect tutorial. This time we create a text effect with a huge light emission power.

You can make this effect by opening a free online light text generator and setting its input as described:
- Text: SUPER LIGHT (type as needed);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 7;
- Font name: Minya Nouvelle.

If you make as explained, you create a great strong light text (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- if you don't like the pink color, you can try to change the overall image color by using this handy online image editor (select the "Colorization" tool in the left side menu). If needed (if your result is big), reduce your image to at most 1200 pixels of width before applying the new colors;
- if you want to try other fonts, beware this light effect is really very intense, so for many font faces the readability can get impaired;
- create many outstanding light texts very easily by using these free online light text generators collection.

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