Creating masks from type layers


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Creating masks from type layers

Here is another way we can use a type mask. Let's say we have some type in our composition and we want to use the letter shapes, the space inside those shapes, to apply some sort of effect to the image. I am going to hold down my Command or Ctrl key and click on the type layer. That will load the selection for that layer. I am now going to turn off the visibility of the type layer and then come to the image layer, where we see now just the active selection. I am going to run a couple of filters on this, but before I do so, I am going to convert this layer to a Smart Object, so that these filters remain editable and so that it's a non-destructive edit.

So I am going to come to the Filter menu and I am going to choose Convert for Smart Filters. I will see this message, and I will OK that. Now I can come to my Filter Gallery, and I am going to start out by adding a bit of film grain. That will just give some texture to it, and then I am going to add an additional filter to that. It'...

Creating masks from type layers
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Creating masks from type layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials

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Design
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Photoshop
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