Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying texture to type using a layer mask, part of Photoshop for Designers: Textures.
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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 convert it to a smart object, and then we can just blur it just the edges.…
- Using render filters
- Applying textures with the Texturizer filter
- Adding noise and film grain
- Matching grain when cloning
- Aging photos
- Blending textures with layer masks
- Applying texture to an uneven surface
- Creating texture brushes
- Building density with brush settings
- Applying texture to type
- Finding, downloading and installing actions
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Shape Layerswith Nigel French2h 53m Intermediate
Up and Running with Photoshop for Designwith Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
1. Patterns Versus Textures
Working with textures6m 52s
2. Using the Render Filters
3. Using the Texture Filters
4. Adding Noise and Grain
5. Aging Photos
6. Combining Textures with Blending Modes and Layer Masks
7. Creating Textures with Artistic and Sketch Filters
8. Creating Sampled Brushes
9. Type and Texture
10. Automating Textures
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