Tip #1613: A Weird Effect to Cheer You Up

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Tip #1613: A Weird Effect to Cheer You Up

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Nothing like messing with text to create interesting backgrounds.

The Polar filter applied to text. Note that Polar to Rect is checked.

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Here’s something weird – yet easy – to play with: the Polar filter.

  • Type some text – or use a Gauge, Gadget or Line
  • For text, apply a Gradient fill
  • Select the text in the Layers panel
  • Apply Filters > Distortion > Polar
  • Check the Polar to Rect checkbox



To make this more interesting:

  • Animate the gradient colors
  • Apply a Z-axis rotation
  • Add Behaviors > Text Basic > Quiver
  • Apply a Blur

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