Transform words into works of art.
Remember when WordArt was the literal coolest thing? I can’t even number the times in grade school that I printed off some super rainbow-y awesome 3-D title and glued it to a poster board, and while I haven’t dabbled in that sort of thing in a while, exploring Art Text 3 felt a bit like meeting an old friend you haven’t seen in a decade or so, partially because it sports a familiar concept but also due to its ease of use.
Art Text 3 is a Mac application that lets you design and create text, logos, buttons, badges, banners, and anything you can think of, really, that involves text (go figure) or any of the numerous smart shapes or tools available. Of course, as the name would suggest, its main focus is text.
To start off, there are a plethora of preset text styles, which can transform your words into cheese, glass, metal, marker, or even watercolor. My personal favorite is the 3-D Donut style because, let’s be real, why wouldn’t you want your words to be donuts? Beyond the presets, mostly everything is customizable. Font, fill, masking, kerning, texture, color, shadows, orientation…you name it. It doesn’t take much time at all to be able to deviate from the presets, either, as Art Text 3 is surprisingly easy to navigate and work with. Its interface is clean and simple, and everything is straightforward and does basically what you expect it to do. Listing every feature available to manipulate your text would take forever, so just assume that nearly anything you want to do to with words, you can figure out a way to do it in Art Text 3.
Art Text 3 is available for purchase in the Mac App Store and on Belight Software’s website. It offers a free trial and usually costs $49.99 ($29.99 to upgrade from an earlier version), but until May 31, 2016, Art Text 3 is on sale in the Mac App Store for $29.99.
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