Beautify your name/logo with landscape background
I came across the ‘artwork’ of Nip/Tuck season 4. I don’t watch the show at all but the design I saw on a commercial caught my eye with a logo with landscape background. You can also do this in Photoshop, but here’s how to glamorize your name or logo with a cool scenic background with Fireworks.
1. First find the a good landscape photo, preferably with the horizon across the middle. I found this in some free stock photography website.
2. Draw a rectangle with vertical linear gradient and set the colors #000099 on top and #ff9900 on the bottom.
Set that to overlay.
3. Next, draw two ellipses the approximate width of the image itself and a third of its height. Make the top one yellow and the bottom white. Set both to overlay.
This will generate somewhat of a sunrise effect.
4. Type your name! I use Free Sans, radial fill (white center grey edge), drop shadow (0 distance, 3 softness 98% opacity).
Voila! You have pretty artwork with your name on it. You don’t have to follow these exact specifications but you get the point. Optionally, you can put a dark rectangle gradient to make the top part of the sky darker. To see it, download the master file.