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31 January 2010 @ 07:12 pm
Simulate "3-D" text  
Discovered this quite by accident, but I thought I'd share, in case anyone finds it as neat as I did.

in four easy steps

Step o1: Pick a typeface. I found a medium weight works best. Too thick reduces the effect, too thin makes it difficult to read. In this case, I used Marcelle.

Step o2: Using #00ffff (your default cyan), type something!:

Step o3: Duplicate your text. Set to multiply. Change the font color to #ff0000.

Step o4: For this to work (you may have noticed, your text looks black currently) you will need to move the top text layer around a bit. How far is up to you.


Experiment with typefaces! Have fun!
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MKmorlockkid on February 21st, 2010 04:02 am (UTC)

I think I want to try this with screen printing
Pipbeetle_breath on February 21st, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
Ta =) It would be super cool to try this out in print!