Shiny Web 2.0 Text Effects Tutorial

As promised, the Tuesday tutorial is up today for viewing. The web version will be linked first, with the iPod/iTunes version for download listed second. A brief note on this – I’ve made some adjustments to the video quality, and am trying to keep the sizing consistent, so these are set to display now at 1024×768 which is the standard resolution for a 15″ LCD monitor. If you are at 15″ or higher, you shouldn’t have any problems. I’ve also added a graphic to the web flash, and cleaned it up a little more in my production software. The effect is a little more polished, but I may tweak the html a little as time permits. The PDF version of this will also be up shortly too, as the video moves pretty fast (I cover a lot of ground in this one…)

For the Wednesday Web links, since I am talking about text effects in the tutorial, it seems only fitting to mention a few resources for fonts on the internet. Here’s a couple I know of…if anyone has their own suggestions or resources, feel free to share them in the comments section. So, here’s the font sites I’ve used and heard good things about: – Great resource for tons of free fonts online. -If you need a professional set of fonts with a little more polish and visual appeal, some really well done ones are available here. – This should be self-explanatory, but this site specializes in mini fonts. Tiny ones used in avatars for example, or in favicon images for websites (note the new one used for Canon Blogger – refresh your cookies if it’s a fuzzy CB logo)

Now, on with the tutorial materials:

Web Flash Version

PDF Download


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1 comment for “Shiny Web 2.0 Text Effects Tutorial

  1. January 11, 2008 at 10:30 am


    Great video tutorial! Lot’s of steps but well worth it.
    Thanks for the mention too!
    Hopefully someone will do a video tutorial demo with the ST-E2 and multiple flash units and different lighting ratios.

    Keep up the good work!

    – M.Sage

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