(Requires Paint.NET v4.2.9+)
Creative Text Pro takes the fonts on your system and uses them to create professional looking 3D text. The available controls allow you to customize your text to infinite possibilities!
If you have ever wondered how to make 3D text in Paint.NET...
Or, how to make gold text in Paint.NET...
Or, how to make chrome text in Paint.NET... this is the plugin for you!
Creative Text Pro includes 6 black-and-white algorithms that can be adjusted and/or colorized, including: Normal, Subtle, Dark, Chrome, Light, and Bright.
The lighting direction for highlights/shadows on the letters is completely adjustable to any angle.
Creative Text Pro also includes 45 seamless textures that can be applied to the text:
Those textures can be rotated and the colors adjusted for near infinite possibilities! For example, texture Rust 2 can be color corrected to green for a nice "moss" texture. Turtle can be color corrected to orange for a nice giraffe effect. The Gold Foil texture can be color corrected to purple for a nice purple foil effect... etc.
OK, but you said "infinite", where's the rest?
Ha! OK, the rest are up to you! The last option in the variation/texture drop-down box is Clipboard. So, any image you have on your clipboard can be applied to the text, rotated, and color corrected. Infinite!
The UI has 4 sections
Also, if you want to apply the 3D effect to an existing object instead of text, check the box at the top of the UI:
Where did my background go?
Text should always be rendered to a separate layer, that way shadows can be added behind it and you can move the text where it needs to go. In that light, text rendered by this plugin is placed on a transparent background. You're welcome.
How do I add more fonts?
Where is my favorite font, it's not listed?
Creative Text Pro uses the fonts that are already installed on your system. However, not all of your fonts may be compatible with this plugin, so only those fonts that will work are shown in the font drop-down box. Generally, fonts need to be True Type (TTF) files that support Normal rendering. (Fonts that only support Italics are not included.)
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Once installed, you will find it in Effects > Text Formations > Creative Text Pro menu.
This plugin is professional grade and a ton of time was taken to make it. Won't you consider donating?
If you can't afford to donate (I totally understand), how about just a "like" on this post?
Included here is a stripped down version, just so you plugin authors can see how it works. Hopefully, this code will inspire you to do something great!
I could never have written this plugin by myself. So, many thanks goes out to the development team:
@BoltBait wrote the plugin
@welshblue supplied the creative algorithm, the icon, and many seamless textures
@toe_head2001 supplied the font filtering code
@Ego Eram Reputo supplied valuable feedback, encouragement, and testing