I’m looking to achieve an effect on text that is kind of a cross between a drop shadow / motion trail.
An example of this can be found at www.pitchforkmedia.com
The effect is on the ‘Pitchfork’ logo in the top left corner. As you can see it is not merely a drop shadow - More like a smear.
I’m assuming it (the effect) is part of the font set, but surely there is a way of achieving this effect another way?
If anyone has any software suggestions that have this kind of effect, or know how to achieve this effect through a technique (something fairly painless) it would be much appreciated.
I’d like to try and keep the text as a shape rather than bitmap.
I managed to ‘create’ the effect in Paint Shop Pro, but it took ages, but when I ‘traced bitmap’ in Flash, it gives a bad result (no matter the settings).
Looking forward to any suggestions…