How to Make This Text Graphic

Id like to know how they did this headline graphic image "How I Met

398 women online in 4 years"

http://www.insiderinternetdating.com/

what free tool can I use to make text graphics like this?

thanks

Request for Question Clarification bypafalafa-ga

What is it you want to know, exactly?

I can probably identify the font used for the headline, at which

point, any word processing or graphics program will let you get a

pretty close reproduction to the headline at the dating site.

Is that what you're asking for? If not, then what else do you need?

pafalafa-ga

Clarification of Question bypanda1-ga

Hello pafalafa-ga. Thank you for your quick reply.

If you will look closely at he graphic I think you will agree that not

just any graphic program can make text look like that. However, I

would like to be pointed to a resource which can replicate this as

much as possible.

Thank you.



8 thoughts on “How to Make This Text Graphic

  1. Hello panda1~

    Here's one way to turn text into a .jpg or .bmp file using tools you

    already have, or tools that are free:

    1. Open your word processing software and type whatever headline or

    words you desire, choosing whatever font you prefer.

    2. Go to http://www.traction-software.co.uk/screengrabpro/ and

    download the freeware Screen Grab Pro.

    3. After installing this software, open it. Bring your word processing

    page back up and press the F9 button on your keyboard.

    4. In the Screen Grab Pro window Click FILE> SAVE AS> and choose

    either .jpg or .bmp.

    5. Choose the location you wish to save the image. (For example, your Desktop.)

    6. Open any image editing software (download the freeware Infranview:

    http://www.kulsar.co.uk/downloads.php?download=Infranview if you don't

    have such software) and crop the image as desired.

    You now have an image of text that can be used online, just as your sample was.

    Kind regards,

    Kriswrite

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  2. Hello Kriswrite. Thank you for your quick reply.

    thank you however, Im not looking simply to turn text into an image

    but to replicate the LOOK that this porson did using text and image.

    If you will look closely at he graphic I think you will agree that not

    just any graphic program can make text look like that. However, I

    would like to be pointed to a resource which can replicate this as

    much as possible.

    Thank you.

  3. Hello again panda1~

    I think it *does* look like pretty typical text; can you clarify what

    you feel is different about it?

    Perhaps you mean that it has a slight *shadow* underneath the text?

    This can be done in almost any word processing program. For example,

    in Microsoft Word:

    1. Type the text you desire and highlight it.

    2. In the FORMAT menu, click FONT, and then click the FONT tab.

    3. Under EFFECTS, select SHADOW. Click OKAY.

    Kriswrite

  4. Kriswrite, I have been trying several things to get the text to look

    like the text from the link. I am able to ad shadow but I cant get the

    exact look no matter what I do. Can you please tell me how to get this

    exactly step by step? Im sure this will require you actually achieving

    the results yourself that's why I am willing to pay an extra 10.00

    tip. thank you.

  5. I need to know exactly *how* you feel the text doesn't look the same.

    It could be that you aren't using the exact font, but the font on the

    website isn't extraordinary, so it would be very difficult to name it.

    Or it could be that the shadow doesn't look the same to you? Then I'd

    suggest using a different program to create it. Nearly all word

    processing and graphic programs create shadows automatically. You

    might also check out Word Art. While you've got Microsoft Word open,

    click on the topsy-turvy blue "A" on the menu at the bottom of the

    screen. There, you'll find lots of pre-made text effects, including

    shadow effects.

    Kriswrite

  6. Thanks, pafalafa-ga, for noting the font. Here's how you get "curly" quotes:

    1. Go to TOOLS> AUTO CORRECT OPTIONS.

    2. Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.

    3. Check "smart quotes."

    Kriswrite

  7. Unfortunately, it's not possible to add to a tip once you've already

    tipped. I was happy to do what I could to help you iron this out. But

    if you feel the desire to tip, you could open a new, $2 question,

    asking something simple like "What's your favorite color?", then leave

    a tip, as you like.

    Kind regards,

    Kriswrite

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