Text effects in Insignia

This page contains some images produced using Insignia/TextEffx, the new text effects package from Cerilica. These examples are provided to supplement the review in the latest issue of Archive magazine.

img1.jpg - 4Kb The basic image uses the very unoriginal text "Archive", in the Opine Heavy font, which I think originally was supplied with ArtWorks. This image is rendered in the default style used by Insignia/TextEffx, i.e. 48 pt white text on a blue background, with a black shadow. Unless otherwise stated, the images are saved in jpg format.
img2.jpg - 5Kb The first example used a fixed size for the text. Insignia/TextEffx allows the starting height and width, and the finishing height and width to be specified independently. This example uses a start width of 32 pt, a start height of 100 pt, an end width of 80 pt, and an end height of 32 pt.
img3.jpg - 6Kb Effects such as that above can be enhanced by altering the angle of the text baseline. In this case we have rotated the text by 15°. You will note that the graded size of the text is retained.
img4.jpg - 13Kb There are two other text effects available. The first of these is the star. This example uses 5 "points". The text cannot be graded, only the start height and width are used, this example using 72 pt and 32 pt for the height and width, respectively. It is possible to specify the inner radius of the circle, and the start angle for the first of the points.
img5.jpg - 6Kb The second effect is to place the text around an arc of a circle. In this case, the arc is 360°, i.e. a complete circle, with the start angle adjusted to place the A at the apex of the pattern. It is also possible to specify whether the text runs clockwise or anticlockwise around the arc, and additional spacing can be placed between the letters.
img6.jpg - 6Kb Still using the "arc" effect, we have reduced the arc of the circle to 90°, and the start angle, and radius have been adjusted to produce the image shown here.
img7.jpg - 6Kb By making the text run anticlockwise around the arc, and changing the start angle to compensate, we can force the text to "bow" downwards, rather than upwards as in the previous example.

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