Pressed text effect is getting very popular through out the Internet. One can create pressed text effect using Adobe Photoshop CS x (or any equivalent software), using CSS instruction. The example for the first is our banner and example for the second is the line below this article’s tittle.
Today, we will show, it is possible to create very basic pressed text effect using Microsoft Paint (MS Paint).
Click on Start button, in the search field type “Paint” (without quotation marks) and launch the program by clicking it on the list.
First, create a light gray (50% gray) background by creating a rectangle with the color all over the white document:
Then, click on the A (for text) and write any text you want in lighter color than the background:
So, it should look like this:
Now, write the same text again and use pure black as font color and decrease the font size by 2 points. Drag it over the lighter text as we have done:
Write the same text again and use a dark gray shade than that of the background as font color and increase the font size by 2 points (= back to the first text size). Drag it over the lighter text as we have done:
If we use a lighter shade, it will give another type of effect:
You should be happy with these as we are using very basic software.
The effect will be more nice if you use a smaller font size (10-12 pt.). Increase or decrease the font size to 0.5 points instead of 2 points at that case. You will not get the gradient effect, angle of light in MS Paint!