Blending type into background texture


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Blending type into background texture

This effect looks really hard to achieve, doesn't it? But actually it's deceptively simple. All we need to do is add a layer mask to our type layer and then do something with that layer mask. I don't want to steal my thunder by telling you what that is right away, but without the layer mask the type looks like that. Let's see how we can do this. So I have the type on a picture. Bear in mind this isn't always going to work. It works well here, because we have a black and white image that has very high contrast.

So I'm going to turn off my type layer, come to my Background layer, go to my Channels panel, Command+Click or Ctrl +Click on my RGB channel to load the luminosity channel for that layer. Then I'll turn my type layer back on and I'll make that active selection into a layer mask. So that's going to obscure it because we're essentially using the image to mask the whole layer. How I got here was the first thing I tried was experimenting with the contra...

Blending type into background texture
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Blending type into background texture provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Textures

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Design
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Photoshop
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