distorted fonts with gradient challenge

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-19-2004
distorted fonts with gradient challenge
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Fri, 12-11-2009 - 10:48am

Today's font challenge is to pick a font from here and put a gradient on it.

If that page doesn't come up with 48 fonts to the page, use the drop down box to change it so it doesn't take so long to go through them all. The thing I like about urban fonts is that you just roll your mouse over the name of the font to see what the letters are like.

If anyone's not sure how to put a gradient on your text, we have some posts here:


how to use gradients in PS


how to make a gradient in PS



Mmmmmm We don't seem to have tuts for how to do it in PSP or Gimp. I *think* the gradients in PSP are in the flood fill tool and in Gimp, they're called blends. Crumbs, I hope I remembered those correctly!

Okay, have fun! Oh, and tell us the name of the font you used so we can all rush over and get it! :o)

  



iVillage Member
Registered: 02-01-2001
Sun, 12-13-2009 - 7:15pm
The font is called Corazon.


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To fill with a gradient or blend in Gimp (gimp calls it both things), type your text, then in the layers dialog, right click on the text layer, and choose, "alpha to selection." This will put the dancing ants around your text. Then I hit delete several times to clear the writing but leave the dancing ants. Then choose your gradient and fill your dancing ants by clicking on one side of the text and dragging a line across the text. When you let go of the mouse it should fill the ants with the gradient.

I haven't written a tutorial in a long time. Hope this makes some kind of sense.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-19-2004
Mon, 12-14-2009 - 3:21am

It looks great, Olivia.

Thanks for the tut! I'm going to put a link to this post in the Gimp tut list! :o)

  



iVillage Member
Registered: 02-28-2006
Thu, 12-24-2009 - 10:59am
The font is called "Send Cash", and I used a blue-yellow-blue gradient with an angle of 41°, in addition to my usual drop-shadow style.





iVillage Member
Registered: 10-19-2004
Thu, 12-24-2009 - 3:10pm

I like it, Steve. Great job! :o)