Art Text 4 is graphic design software that powers up typography and lettering in your desktop publishing and logo design. Fans of social media channels will find Art Text irreplaceable for cover design and Instagram photo captions.
The wide choice of templates, text design presets and editing tools will help you create holiday greeting cards, flyer and brochure titles, company logos, book covers, and beautiful text effects for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter covers and posts.
CREATING 3D TEXT
• Unique 3D Engine.
Type a text in Art Text, and watch it instantly create a 3D model from a user-chosen typeface.
• Bump Map Technology.
Add and fine-tune bumps and wrinkles on a 3D text surface to simulate the natural roughness of brick, ice, rust metal, etc.
• Reflection Mask Tool.
Maximize surface roughness authenticity with Reflection Mask, which defines reflective and non-reflective areas. It is especially useful for rusty, decayed or scratched surfaces.
• Environment Textures.
Environment texture is a great way to simulate reflections from external sources.
• Light Options.
Control the way 3D text is lit by moving spotlights and changing light colors.
• 200+ Material Presets.
Creating high-quality 3D typography is simplified with material presets. Each preset is an exclusive combination of texture, bump map, environment and light options.
• Soft Shadow.
Activating the shadow option will drop the natural shadow of a 3D text object.
• Glow Effect.
The 3D glow effect makes bright surface areas literally radiate.
• Parallel Projection.
See how 3D object view transitions from Perspective to Parallel projection instantly.
• Facebook 3D Photo
Export 3D text in the format suitable for Facebook 3D Photo.
2D TEXT EFFECTS
• Spray Fill.
Populate text with over 440 photo objects to simulate the effect of words being laid out with such objects as coffee beans, color balls, autumn leaves and clouds.
• Distortion Effects.
Edit fonts beyond common typeface options to wear out text sides, create random holes in the body, partially dim text and much more.
• Shading Materials.
Create convex and embossed text effects or replicate a gleam of light on text.
• Twist and Bend.
Transform text shapes with any of the 24 transformation patterns.
• Text Outline Effects.
A common set of effects includes: Shadow, Glow, Inner Shadow and Stroke.
• Brand-new rendering based on Apple Metal.
• 180 text design templates.
• 122 style presets for quick text effects.
• 750+ supplied smart shapes, vector icons, symbols, signs and hand-drawn shapes.
• 150 masks.
• Dark and light appearance supported.
• Extend workspace to an iPad display thanks to Apple Sidecar support.
Export the entire graphics to PNG, PDF, JPEG, GIF, EPS format, alpha channel (transparent background) supported.
• Art Text now runs natively on Apple Silicon M1 chip.
• Other minor improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Significantly Better than Three
They seemed to have fixed some of The Problems with AT3, such as Shadows being cut off when i copy & paste The Text to Pages.
If you're exporting The Palette though, Everything has to be inside The Boarders.
i thought that maybe that : Effects/Distortions/Roundness would allow me to 'Fatten' up The Text, as can be done with 3D Text, but it works somewhat differnetly.
There are loads of New Things, & The Controls have been rearranged a little bit. The Extras are kind of Expensive, but they're Not really required. You can achieve any of The Store Bought Effects on your own after you become familiar enough with it !
One other that eluded me for a long time was, that you can create any black & transparent image as a .png or .gif & use it in AT3 or 4. Simply find it from : Shapes/Customfolder.
It's still missing a few things, such as recessive text, as you might see in engraved roman carvings.
& i would kind of like to see a 'SaladToss' Feature in which AT4 or 5 would Create a Completely Unique Combination of Features on it's own ( !!! )
on further reflection
This app makes it easy to come up with some great artwork centered around your favorite fonts. I was put off at first by the in-app purchases, which range from $4 to $8 each, for like 25 oof them, but the developer explained to me that they included additional licensed fonts and professionally designed templates that the company had no control over. So there's that. But the app does a lot of really good things without any of those add-ins. I find it's very useful to deconstruct the included samples and use those as a launching board. I do recommend this app, it's definitely worth the $20.
Absolutely fantastic App, highly recommended!
If you need to do some quick logos, this is the app for you! It's can do even more, saving you time and effort while still allowing you to create beatiful and unique logos for just about anything. Obviously this app isn't going to replace completely custom drawn logos, but it'll let you get about 80% there and has always been great for a brainstorming session. Highly recommended, 5 stars all the way!
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- Belight Software, ltd
- 762.2 MB
- Graphics & Design
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Belight Software
- In-App Purchases
- Embossed Effects $3.99
- Creative and Fun Set $9.99
- Metal Cast Set $5.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.