Monday, February 20, 2017

Give a small help to a big project

Today I come up with an off-topic subject, but I think it's relevant.

There is a project that offers thousands (yes, thousands!) of high quality text effects totally for free. By using the site from this project you can create amazing text logos in a few seconds with no design skills.

Besides, this site offers dozens of photo effect editors, hundreds of logo makers and much more. Everything easy, fast and free. By the way, many effects are exclusive, because you can't find them anywhere else, not even in the most expensive desktop graphic software.

This project became too big and too complex, so now it lacks resources to stay active and online. With a donation as low as $3 or even $1, you help this project to keep alive. If a lot of people give very little, the total amount can be enough.

Know more about this story here:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

How to create a blue glass text effect logo

Today I tell you how to easily get a nice glass effect. In a certain way, it reproduces interesting glass visual features, like reflection and transparency.

To design this text effect, open this free online glass text logo maker and set up its interface as explained:
- Text: glass text (choose your text);
- Font size: Big;
- Margin: 5;
- Background color: FFFFFF;
- Draw shadow: checked;
- Customize shadow: unchecked (the next shadow parameters are not used);
- Change text colors: unchecked (the other text color items will be ignored);
- Get as a transparent PNG file: unchecked;
- Font name: Covington.

This configuration produces a cool glass text effect as shown below (click the logo to see in bigger):

Extra tips:
- you can get this text with transparent background (check the "Get as a transparent PNG file" box);
- for this graphic effect, I prefer to use thin font faces. Fonts with different thickness will produce different visual styles. Most thick fonts will produce worked/beveled glass with a darker color;
- by changing the background color and the shadow configuration, you can make the glass look to have other physical properties, like being more transparent for example;
- design many cool glass texts effects instantly with these famous online text effect 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.