Explore two ways of stroking a letter path with a custom brush in this video.
- [Instructor] Here's a technique…for creating charcoal text.…Here's my starting point.…The first thing I want to do…is create a work path from my type.…I'll right click on the Type Layer…and come down to Create Work Path.…And I'll come to my Paths Panel,…actually before I do that,…I'm going to hide my Type Layer…and create a new empty layer for my brush stroke.…I'll now come to my paths,…I'll choose a brush,…in this case, I'm using from the Dry Media Brushes Group,…KYLE Ultimate Charcoal Pencil…and I have a size of 250 pixels,…so with that brush chosen,…and the right foreground color chosen,…I'll now right click and choose Stroke Path.…
Make sure that you have Brush as the tool…and Simulate Pressure checked.…There's the result that we get…and you can see that it's drawing around the whole…of the path, so the interior of the letter…is not affected.…Admittedly we could use a larger brush size to do that…but what if only want to draw…around a single stroke…rather than an enclosed path…which is what the S is currently?…
- Illustrating a concept
- Modifying letterforms
- Creating distressed text with a displacement map
- Creating effects such as smoky or fiery type
- Painting type with custom brushes
- Creating print-inspired type effects
- Working with multilayered type
- Creating a type portrait
- Creating nostalgic type treatments
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Textureswith Nigel French1h 47m Intermediate
1. Simple Type Effects
2. Damaged and Distressed Type
3. Real-World Type Effects
4. Print-Inspired Type Effects
5. Type and Pattern
6. Type Portraits
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