I really liked Judy's results using the gold-silver drops animation that she shared, so I wanted to give it a play. Although I think Judy's results look great, I wasn't happy with the way the "gold" drops (which are kind of orange) looked with the gold outline on my text. The two golds just seemed to clash
no matter what font I chose.
So I took Judy's gold-silver drops (to the left) and replaced the four "gold" colors with four other colors using Animation Shop (Animation>Replace Color). I'll share the four colors that I used in case you like my results. The four colors that I used from light to dark are #F5EEC2
. I picked these colors from the tbt-gold pattern.
The font I used is another awesome Kingthings Font called Gothique
. This font has holes in it that I selected, filled, glassed and colored. I like the results because it reminds me of gemstones. I experimented with other colors but nothing looked as good as this color, so that is why I used it.
I wanted to experiment again with an animated motion trail, so I added one using Eye Candy 4000 after having looked at Eye Candy 3 and Eye Candy 5 Impact. If anyone knows of another filter
that creates a motion trail, then please let me know. At the apex of the motion trail I placed an animated star
that I created to give the idea that the star is generating the motion trail towards the text
. I don't know if I succeeded there, but that was the idea
. Since the drops are only gold and silver, I colored them a little, but not so much as to remove all the gold, so the trail would blend in color with the "gemstones". Normally I reduce the opacity of a motion trail but when I did, it looked so washed out, so I opted for full opacity.
If anyone is interested in any specific details, then let me know, and I can edit this post to include them.