What software or websites to use to make text for games?

Hi
I am looking for ways to make text to use in games
and I wondered if anyone had any favourite software or online text generator
websites that will produce text with nice effects that can
be used for free. Any suggestions would be much appreciated :)

Cheers

Spidey

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  • LumpAppsLumpApps Member Posts: 2,872
    Try gimp or Inkscape. Its free and there are lost of tutorials on this forum.
    http://www.gimp.org/
    http://inkscape.org/
  • spiderwebspiderweb PRO Posts: 19
    Hi LudwighHeijden

    Thanks for your suggestions :) It's hard to know which programs are the best to use. I have found some online text generator sites and some have great effects eg. cartoon text type effects, but they require a licence to use their text or a fee, and I was hoping to find a good free alternative

    Cheers
  • carlblanchetcarlblanchet Member Posts: 755
    edited November 2012
    http://www.dafont.com
    http://www.1001freefonts.com
    etc.. (google free fonts)

    Check for the fonts that are free for commercial use, download them, put em in your computer's fonts folder, open a program such as the ones that LudwigHeijden suggested, pick the awesome font and write whateva you want then save as .png image.
  • SpriteAttackSpriteAttack Member Posts: 524
    I would suggest inkscape for good and free... and if you can afford it photoshop for the more professional approach [blending options, layers and endless amounts of effects make it stand out].
  • spiderwebspiderweb PRO Posts: 19
    Hi Carlblanchet and spriteattack, thanks so much for your suggestions. :)
    Carlblanchet - thanks for the font sites, they are great, and to download the fonts and use them with inkscape or gimp is an excellent idea.
  • GLGAMESGLGAMES SingaporeMember Posts: 988
    i still cannot figure out how to use Gimp to create shapes and words.... any tutorials? I have been using online text generators such as www.flamingtext.com
  • spiderwebspiderweb PRO Posts: 19
    GLGAMES thanks for your suggestion re flamingtext.com. I will check it out :)
  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,028
    I use Photoshop.
  • TheSkinTheSkin Member Posts: 74
    I use art text2 for mac... but is not free
    http://www.belightsoft.com/products/arttext/overview.php

    A free (limited) version can be downloaded from AppStore
  • spiderwebspiderweb PRO Posts: 19
    Braydon & gpellegrinetti thanks for your suggestions
  • PBEmpirePBEmpire Member Posts: 676
    for texts, cooltext.com is one of the best. It is free to use and there are wide range of styles and fonts available. fonts are free to download too
  • spiderwebspiderweb PRO Posts: 19
    Thanks for the link gsrockz123, i will check it out
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