I don't like the V's in Badaboom, they are too square.
Plus the default spacing gives me overlap that becomes too noticeable when I convert the text into an outline.
Anyone got any recommendations for a better sound effect font?
Hmm, while we're at it... I might as well extend this thread to compare notes on creating sound effects, so here's my process.
I create a piece of black text, usually using Badaboom, set to a larger size than I need. I use the command "Alpha to Selection" to select the text, then shrink the selection by a couple pixels, then floodfill with white. This gives me white text with a black outline. I used to create a duplicate layer and then expand the selection a little, fill with black, and then move the original layer back on top, (change it to white,) and then merge, but while that outline technically looks better, it doesn't look better enough to justify the extra work.
Sometimes I color my sound effect something other than black and white, but this usually looks odd so I've been avoiding it except for certain occasions. Usually I bring the opacity down a small degree.
I then take that layer and apply perspective, or a sheer/rotate with a scale to give it a dynamic look reflective of the sound itself.
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