salespages using headline text that is a graphic

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I have noticed a lot of sales pages are using headline text that is a graphic like the one at http://www.bruteforceseo.com/images/headline8.gif

Is there a website or software package that can do this without using photoshop ??
#graphic #headline #salespages #text
  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    Originally Posted by sarahstaar View Post

    I have noticed a lot of sales pages are using headline text that is a graphic like the one at http://www.bruteforceseo.com/images/headline8.gif

    Is there a website or software package that can do this without using photoshop ??
    You'll have to use some kind of graphics program to create it.
    If you're just looking to avoid the cost of Photoshop I suggest
    a free program called The Gimp.

    GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program

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    • Profile picture of the author sarahstaar
      i have photoshop but i am not an advanced user.

      Just wondered if there was a simple program because i saw the exact same style on the keyword elite salespage.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    3 pixel white stroke.
    5 pixel drop shadow.

    Done.

    ; )
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  • Profile picture of the author YanKirby
    If you want to opt for a simple software that is fast, reliable and easy to use. You can check out Paint.Net

    And oh, did I mention its FREE?!
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  • Profile picture of the author alucard001
    Well, although the effect is quite good, for easy editing purpose, I would advise you to use old school CSS method to edit your headlines, rather than using graphic program to create image headlines.

    Only my .02
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  • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
    The font is most likely myriad pro.

    For future reference, there is a free tool online which will (usually very accurately) identify fonts in images for you: WhatTheFont : MyFonts

    Kindest regards,
    Karl.
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    • Profile picture of the author Robyn8243
      If you google "text graphics generator" you will find a few sites you can use free to create some different text/font images.

      One I have used is cooltext.com

      Robyn
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  • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
    Show off lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    C'mon man... it's only the default presets in Photoshop Live Effects inside Fireworks!

    AND I had the bottom graphic in my album from another thread during the summer...

    LOL

    I'm no Erik Stafford!

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  • Profile picture of the author Fendi Salim
    Learned something today...

    Anyone doing this with The Gimp?
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  • Profile picture of the author Patricia1
    Well done Sarahstaar, like Fendi I too feel I've learned something.
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  • Profile picture of the author catherine ford
    Sarah
    I will make a graphic for you if you want
    Catherine
    p.s no charge it is only a ten minute job
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  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    Hi guys

    ive seen it been done quite a lot lately and have found that when i order graphics packs with a mini site many throw it in as a free bonus as long as you submit the headline graphic you want when you first place your order. So next time you order some graphics check out what you actually get.

    kind regards


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    • Profile picture of the author Andy Smith
      Awwww my poor little headline being scrutinsed and pulled apart! Bryan was so close, but its actually just a 2 pixel stroke

      Also there's a subtle black to white Gradient Overlay layer effect on there too, set to Overlay blending mode at 15% opacity.

      Sarah, it might help if increase the drop shadow size slightly on yours, to say about 5 and have the distance at 2 or 3. Also try playing about with the tracking setting in your character palette, using a minus figure (try about -40) will pull the letters together and make a big difference!

      Happy 'shoppin' everyone!

      (shame there isn't a set of video tutorials out there that runs through a lot of these basic techniques in photoshop....)
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      • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
        Originally Posted by graphicsgenie View Post

        WOW, never thought a headline we created would get its own thread


        It's a topic that comes up fairly regularly because they make a pretty strong visual impact.

        Originally Posted by Sniffy View Post

        Awwww my poor little headline being scrutinsed and pulled apart! Bryan was so close, but its actually just a 2 pixel stroke
        HAH! Nice...

        Also there's a subtle black to white Gradient Overlay layer effect on there too, set to Overlay blending mode at 15% opacity.
        Cool... That's what I usually do as well. Often a touch of Inner Glow set to a very light opacity as well to give a slight "sheen".

        Sarah, it might help if increase the drop shadow size slightly on yours, to say about 5 and have the distance at 2 or 3. Also try playing about with the tracking setting in your character palette, using a minus figure (try about -40) will pull the letters together and make a big difference!
        Sarah - you sure got your money's worth on this thread, eh?

        Awesome that you guys were able to jump in here and get specific. I'm sure it gives those playing around with it a really nice head start.

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  • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
    Sniffy, get back in your cage

    Loving your work at PM by the way. I'm glad it's you guys that beat me to it with a quality tutorial site, rather than a low budget, cookie-cutter, designer. I'll bite my tongue
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    • Profile picture of the author Andy Smith
      thanks Karl, I couldn't have done it without all those late night text messages with your kind words of support and encouragement. XXX









      p.s - give flipper a big wet kiss from me.
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      • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
        Originally Posted by Sniffy View Post

        p.s - give flipper a big wet kiss from me.
        Hands off... she's mine lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Smith
    in the interest of saving the internet from terrible headline graphics, I've produced this AMAZING, FREE, multiple use greeting for your websites, save off the image and follow these simple instructions.

    1. add the fantastic multi-greet headline to your site
    2. make a note of the street address of every potential visitor to your site. (you might want to invest in some post-it-notes and a pack of biro's and a sharpie pen)
    3. In the dead of night sneak into their houses, load up your website.
    4. Scroll to your friendly message. (careful not to use the noisy scroll wheel on the mouse, this could potentially wake up the home owners)
    5. Using your sharpie tick the appropriate greeting on the computer monitor.
    6. Sit back and wait for numerous emails thanking you for your kind words!
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  • Thanks for the props, Brian :-)

    I am using a lot of Helvetica LT Std lately. Bold, Italic.

    Like this:
    http://thefasterwebmaster.com/media/...ain/h-sub1.gif

    Hope this helps.

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