Saturday, December 28, 2013

A grunge gothic text effect

Today we create a nice 3D text effect. It has a grunge appearance and uses a gothic font face.

To make this effect you need to open this free 3D grunge text editorand after you should configure it this way (let the shadow data with default values):
- 3D text style: 1st option;
- Text: Gothic (choose yours);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 4;
- Background color: FFE0B0;
- Get as a transparent PNG file: unchecked;
- Font name: Blackletter.

Making like that, you get a very nice graphic text (click to view it bigger):

Extra tips:
- this effect can be generated with transparent background (check the "Get as a transparent PNG file" option);
- if you want to keep the gothic look, I suggest you don't change the font face;
- select a back color as you prefer, but remember: very dark backgrounds hide the external shadows;
- you can create a lot of amazing grunge text effects by using these online free 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.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Our good old Christmas text effects

This year I decided don't post tutorials about the end of year celebrations. Maybe I publish some next year.

Anyway, if you still need text effects these days to celebrate, let me remind you we already have a good amount of Christmas text effects in our archive.

In the past, I have always tried to be creative when designing these suggestions, so you can find Christmas effects made with lights, ice and even bright metal.

Just to inspire you, I show some thematic texts I have suggested in previous years. You can use them all, or maybe you can even feel inspired to create your own ones.

Happy Christmas for you and all your family!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Make a draft 3d text online

It's about creating a text effect that looks like a draft of a 3D text. Despite the sophisticated result, I tell how to get it with no design skills.

Firstly, you need to navigate to this free online 3D text generator, then configure its items like informed:
- Renderin style: 2nd item;
- 3D model: 6th item;
- Text: draft 3D text;
- Font size: Big;
- Text depth: 20;
- Draw shadow: No;
- Margin: 15;
- Background color: FFFFFF;
- Front face color: 606060;
- Line color: 000000;
- Depth color: AAAAAA;
- Font name: VlaanderenRound;

So we get a 3D text effect as shown next (click to enlarge):

Now we start the second part of this tutorial, when we turn the text into a sketch drawing. Save the previous text as a JPG image file to be used as input in this image to sketch converter. The online sketch maker must run with these parameter values:

- Rendering style: Sketch style 8;
- Background color: FFFFFF;
- Strokes color :: 000000;
- Use smart strokes: unchecked;

After this step, we get this amazing final result (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- save the first 3D text as a JPG with a low compression level, so you avoid too much distortion artifacts caused by the way the JPG is generated;
- by changing the colors of the initial 3D text, you can change the strength of the pencil sketch strokes;
- by changing the rendering style of the sketch software, you can change the way the drawing is created;
- you can create countless beautiful 3D text effects by using this free professional 3D text maker.

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, December 7, 2013

Create a classic chrome text effect

Let's create a text that seems to be made of a chromed metal. It has a traditional chrome look, so this effect can be useful in most situations when a metallic text would be nice.

Before we start, surf to this free text effect generator, so set its fields as told next:
- Text: CHROME (type what your need);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 5;
- Background color: FFC0FF;
- Font name: Ethnocentric.

That's the way you get this interesting graphic result (click to enlarge):

Extra tips:
- I have used such back color just to show how this text gets nice with almost any kind of background;
- always choose a very regular font, because metallic objects usually are very geometric;
- make a lot of awesome metallic texts by trying these free online metallic text creators.

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