Other text effects

none.jpg - 7Kb This is the standard image before any of these effects have been applied. It is a very simple yellow text on a blue background. The more complex colour fills can, of course, be applied to the text and background if required. For these examples I have used a very simple starting point.
blur1.jpg - 5Kb The simplest effect is Blur, which can be applied at varying strengths. This example shows a relatively small amount of blur...
blur2.jpg - 4Kb ...while a greater amount of blur has been applied here. The shadow is also blurred to the same extent.
halftone.jpg - 11Kb The halftone effect attempts to simulate the effect found in newspapers, where the dots making up the image are much coarser than those in a quality magazine. The size of the dots used can be varied to suit. The shadow is also halftoned.
rippleh.jpg - 7Kb A sinusoidal ripple distortion effect can be applied to the text, either horizontally, vertically, or both together. This first example applies a low frequency horizontal ripple effect...
rippleh2.jpg - 8Kb ...while here we have a much higher frequency ripple applied horizontally. The frequency and the amplitude of the wave used for the distortion can be independently varied.
rippleh3.jpg - 7Kb This final example applies a low frequency ripple in both horizontal and vertical directions.
pixel1.jpg - 7Kb A popular effect used by TV companies is that of pixelisation (is that a real word?) where the pixels making up an image are artificial coarsened. The effect is often used selectively to disguise the faces of suspects or persons who wish to remain anonymous. The effect is available in Insignia/TextEffx, although it can only be applied to the whole image. The first example has a small degree of the effect applied...
pixel2.jpg - 7Kb ...while this second example has a stronger effect applied. The effect would be more obvious if the text colour were graded or was textured. When dealing with plain colour as here, the effect is only observable around the edge of the text.
vortex1.jpg - 8Kb The vortex effect is the least predictable of this group of effects, and can lead to very bizarre images. It is possible to specify the angle of rotation, the size, and also the position of the centre of the "vortex", which can be outside the actual image. These three examples were all produced with the centre at the A or off to the left.
vortex2.jpg - 10Kb The text is just recognisable here, but we have the advantage we know what it is.
vortex3.jpg - 11Kb We are now into almost abstract patterns, although the change in parameters between these three examples are relatively small. This is an effect that you can only use by experimentation to simply see what you get.

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