The plasma effect is a computer-based visual effect often animated in real time.
This technique uses cycles of changing colors warped in various ways to give the illusion of hot gas
or liquid organic movement. This type of effect was heavily used in the early nineties, especially in
This page combines the clouds filter and the random cycling of solid colors to resemble a typical plasma effect.
The plasma pattern is displayed on the surface of your chosen typeface. Additional text styles such as stroked border,
drop shadow, and plasma opacity are supported. The rendered text can be placed on either a plain color
or another background pattern. With many combinations of font choices, pattern or gradient backgrounds,
this single effect is very flexible to give your design unlimited potential.
What gives the text its three- dimensional depth appearance is the careful placement of the drop shadow.
Here you can choose the drop shadow color, size, and distance from its source object to simulate the
location of the light source. The larger the drop shadow size, the blurrier its appearance is.
The following illustration shows a short text string in one of the plasma color pattern.
The plasma text effect engine behind this page can produce a text pattern on a plain color background,
or plain color text on a background pattern, or both.
Please be aware that this is a preview window to give you a quick idea of what the final image would
look like. Certain parameters may not be present in the preview screen such as the typeface and font
size. Click the eyedropper tool below to choose your appropriate background color or pattern.
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7. Choose a background color.
8. Choose a background tile patterns:
9. Text border thickness
(default no border)
5. Drop Shadow
10. File type:
JPG format displays transparency as white. Choose the PNG option if you want background transparency.
The Photoshop PSD format provides the highest image quality and most flexibility.
Image components such as text, shadows, background are placed on separate layers.
The generated image will be automatically removed from the server after approximately
one hour. Right click on the generated image and choose "Save Picture As..."
or "Save Image As..." to download to your computer.