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Create Cool Text Effects Using Free Design Tools

Language: English
Create Cool Text Effects Using Free Design Tools

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25 minutes

of video/audio content

2 minutes

of reading content

In this class, I am going to teach you how to create some cool text effects using a free online digital art design program called
You would be able to use these text effects to create things like:
- blog post images
- t-shirts, mugs, posters, iPhone/Android phone cases & other physical products
- digital art prints/art printables
- logos
- video thumbnails
The idea is to have fun with this project. Grab your inner-child, imagine all of the cool things you can do using fun & colorful fonts and get busy designing!
I'll also show you how to take your saved design and resize it to a 300 DPI (dots per image) to make it into a high-resolution print-ready design - also using a free online tool.

Course Overview

  • 1. Introduction

  • 2. Opening Your Design Program

  • 3. Choosing Our Fonts

  • 4. Create Gradients and Drop Shadows

  • 5. Using the Bevel Feature to Raise Your Text

  • 6. Stroke (Outlining) Effects and Background Color

  • 7. Crop, Sharpen and Other Bonus Text Design Features

  • 8. Another Cool Text Effect Using Background Images

  • 9. Creating a Print Ready Design

  • 10. Conclusion