Applying texture to type using a layer mask


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Applying texture to type using a layer mask

Let's see how we can create this authentic looking piece of distressed Type. So I'm just going to break this down for you first of all. We have a texture, on top of the texture, we have a TYPE layer, but the TYPE layer has got some stuff going on with it as you can see over here. It's a smart object and it's had a filter applied to it. And that is the Gaussian Blur filter. But before we get to that, let's look at this. We have the texture applied as a layer Mask to the Type. That's essential.

And then if I turn off the Smart Filters, we can see that what that's doing is it's blurring the edges of the Type. And I think you often see this technique applied without this additional detail. And that let's it down because while this looks good, the way is at the moment, it doesn't look particularly plausible because the edges of the Type are too sharp. We don't want to blur the whole Type because we want the Type to remain live and editable. So we conv...

Applying texture to type using a layer mask
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Applying texture to type using a layer mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Textures

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