In other words, here comes an obvious secret. I’m a Photoshop Creative Cloud user and, while I’m not a power-girl PSD Ranger (but I look good in leotards), I know my way around the palettes. When it comes to creating creative logos on my Mac, time is money, and I opt for something easier than Adobe’s finest flagship. Two words: Art. Text.
Cheat With Style
Here’s another confession. Using Art Text on your Mac isn’t really cheating. It’s a professional text and object vector-based graphic design tool of the highest order, and packed with more useful features than a certain presidential candidate has insults. It only feels like cheating to use Art Text. It’s that good.
First, let me tempt you with what Art Text can do, then show you how it’s done.
Pretty cool, huh?
Here’s another way to take text and turn it into art.
Basically, what Art Text does is turn text and shapes into art, which makes it a perfect utility that quickly generates logo designs, advertising, and other graphic design components– far faster than similar work in Photoshop, with less time, which means less expense.
It’s all in the tools. Type in your text. Point and click to add an effect from the gazillion and twenty-five available.
From a single open window Art Text delivers more effects than you can count (I tried, and stopped at just over a gazillion). No floating palettes all over the screen. Just simple effects that are applied to text or shapes with a click. Strokes, shapes, lines, patterns, et al.
Art Text comes with plenty of templates, all layered up and lathered in effects. There are dozens of customizable 3D and 2D templates, a few hundred 3D material to choose from, and 3D objects, including text, can be rotated as objects in, well, 3D.
There are icons, and symbols, and shapes, oh my! 100 gradient presets, more than 500 textures, and nearly a dozen dozen shading materials (that’s like over 140). The presets get you started but you’ll find 750 vector icons, symbols, and shapes, and more transformations, effects, materials, and fill tools than you could create in Photoshop in a month of Mondays.
Nothing that produces this level of graphic design has easier to use functions.
Honestly, and I’ve tried them all– from Photoshop to Pixelmator– and there isn’t one Mac graphic design app this user friendly which also produces an end result so quickly. That makes Art Text perfect for illustrations, flyers, logos, icon, mockups, buttons, word art (especially word art) and 3D text with a mountain of textures.
Yes. One. And it’s huge. But no deal breaker.
Art Text is actually enjoyable to use, simple to get started, and the innumerable (somewhere over a gazillion) options means you can– it’s not a requirement– waste time. No, you’re not wasting time trying to figure out how to get something done. The trial and error process is alive here because there are so many options to explore and you don’t easily grow tired of the results so you keep exploring new ideas, trying new options, checking out different materials, shapes, and colors, and when you add it up that can be a big time suck.
Otherwise, if you need logo design or customized objects in a design, Art Text is a must-have.