Posts Tagged ‘shadow’

Text tool, reloaded

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The text tool has always been Phixr’s most popular tool. When we added the shadow feature a while back, we got much positive feedback. Reason enough to think further.

The result are the following new features:

  • Shadows, which previously looked kind of “harsh”, can now be blurred to look smoother.
  • The text tool can now draw inner and outer bevels in order to give text as neat 3D look.
  • In reaction to public demand, you can now select a background color. This is especially useful for text in front of very colorful backgrounds, where it was difficult to read.
  • Better preview: The preview now works like in other tools, the selection can be changed inside the tool window. (We introduced this feature in fact a few weeks back already, but it was never mentioned in the blog.)

Happy phixing!

PS: Phixr now works with IE9 (platform preview). However, IE9 is still beta and buggy, so there might be one or the other problem.

Slightly blurred shadow

Slightly blurred shadow

Inner bevel

Inner bevel

Outer bevel

Outer bevel

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