The Text Animation feature is here!
Art Text 4 is graphic design software that powers up typography and lettering in your video, desktop publishing and digital media design.
The new text animation tool will bring your text to life. Quickly and easily create motion titles and text effect animations for iMovie intros, YouTube Shorts, Instagram Reels, title animations for Keynote and more.
The wide choice of text design templates and text effect 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 posts and channel covers.
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. Export text animations to QuickTime, MP4, M4V, and GIF formats.
• Changed the approach to creating an animation. Now users have to add a keyframe and then make motion or text effects changes.
• Introduced animation preview into Templates Gallery for templates that include animation.
• Introduced keyframe selection that allows users to edit animation.
• The animation export dialog now has animation preview.
• Introduced the ability to resize objects from their center by holding the Option key.
• The background image now has a new selection with no resize handles. The background resize is possible with the document resize only.
• Fixed the problem with video tutorials playback in the Design Gallery dialog for some users on macOS 13 Ventura.
• Resolved the problem with Copy/Paste and Drag/Drop of several images from Finder.
• Object will have raster/vector properties on copy/paste depending on the effects applied to it.
• Fixed the problem with the entire document copying when no object is selected.
Ratings and Reviews
WOW! Buy this before they raise the price!
I've been using Art Text since the original release. It's one of those apps that I open once or twice a month for something, and never really forget about. Given how long it's been around, I actually consider this high praise. WIth the 4.2 release, animation features have been added that make this so much more useful for me, so I expect I'll go from a couple of times a month to several times a week.
This is a thoughtfully designed app, and a Mac app through and through. It's a lot of fun to play with, but also very useful. Most recently, I created art for a badge we will award students, and I frequently use it for eye-catching graphics to break up long text passages in content I create for the classroom. Now these will be even MORE eye-catching, with animation!
My advice is to buy this app now before Be Light realizes what a great addition this is and raises the price!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your thorough review and great feedback about Art Text. Happy users mean a lot to us.
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.
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- Belight Software, ltd
- 770.1 MB
- Graphics & Design
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2023 BeLight Software
- In-App Purchases
- All Design Sets $99.99
- Metal Cast Set $5.99
- Drawing Words $3.99
- Decorative Numbers $3.99
- Graffiti Grunge $4.99
- Comics & Cartoons Set $4.99
- Movie Titles Set $5.99
- Creative and Fun Set $9.99
- Movie Titles 2 $3.99
- Old School Set $9.99