Archive for the ‘Shader’ Category

Irregular Shapes – Part 4

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Previously in this series we’ve looked at how to display images with irregular outlines, beginning with simply rounding the corners, but also displaying them in a speech bubble. In this final article of the series we’ll look at displaying an image with a love heart outline.
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Irregular Shapes – Part 3

Friday, July 18th, 2014

In the previous articles in this series, we’ve looked at two different approaches for creating an image with rounded corners. In this article, we’ll look at creating a speech bubble effect, similar to those used in some messaging apps such as WhatsApp.
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Irregular Shapes – Part 2

Friday, July 11th, 2014

In the previous article we looked at how we can use an alpha mask to create a round cornered image, although there were a couple of reasons why it wasn’t entirely suitable for our requirements. In this article we’ll look at an alternative mechanism for achieving the same result but without using a second image.
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Gradient Text

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Recently there was a comment on the article on Text Shadows asking how to fill text with a gradient. In this article we’ll look at a simple technique for doing precisely that.
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