I have been playing around with some Photoshop tutorials I came across the other day (yes, I should be writing). There is some pretty cool stuff there. I decided to try out one of the tutorials called Midnight Text Effect and here are the results:
Pretty cool, huh? Alistar is the name of the protagonist in the novel I’m working on. This text effect just seemed to fit him. Even if you don’t have Photoshop, you can still download this font for free from www.dafont.com. The font is called MoonStar. Once you download the font, unzip it and put the file in c:\windows\fonts (for Windows users). You will then be able to use it in any of your application, including Word. If you have Photoshop and want to do all the effects and colors, use the tutorial above.
Anyhow, I just thought I’d share.
7 thoughts on “Text Effects and Character Names”
Nice effect! The font is pretty spiffy as well. The only thing I could probably change is the stroke gradient, it’s just personal taste but I think it might be too dark on the top and bottom. Otherwise nice job and good luck with that novel!
That’s pretty damn awesome!
Thanks paperback writer!
I like the idea of giving a personal touch to the protagonist even by such a simple thing as a personalized name. Wow.
This looks great, but pardon me – having read that small expert about Alistar the great, I don’t seem it fit. This font and style’s too feminine. Very sorry again, if I’m perceiving it wrong, forgive me.
It was just my first impression!
SzélsőFa – thanks and thanks for stipping by. I guess you’re right as far as the femininity. I think the font might be ok, but would be more masculine in a red or something like that.
That looks really good. I could see it used on the front of a children’s book. You don’t write for children, do you? Maybe I should use the font myself.
Thanks for the hint. 😀
Karen – seeing as I haven’t finished writing anything, I don’t really write for anyone at the moment 😦 Go ahead and use the font, I’m glad you liked it.