A tip, I'm not sure what program you're using to make these, but try to put a little time into finding the proper fonts. The ones you are using now are ugly and choppy (try to find an option for anti-aliasing). A good site to start looking for fonts (for free) is: www.dafont.com
I'm personally not a big fan of these "manipulations" since they feel like you just slapped some minor effects on them and called it a day, but its how I started as well, so I'd be a hypocrite if I told you to stop. Just try to expand a little.