Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating masks from type layers, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
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's always nice to add these filters in combination so that you end up with…
- The pros and cons of setting type in Photoshop
- Setting type preferences
- Choosing fonts
- Sizing type
- Entering glyphs and special characters
- Tracking and kerning type
- Using Baseline Shift
- Working with OpenType fonts
- Justifying and aligning paragraphs
- Masking type with clipping masks
- Warping type
- Converting type to shape layers
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introducing Type in Photoshop
Setting type preferences3m 37s
2. Entering and Editing Text
3. Character Formatting
4. Paragraph Formatting
5. Masking Type
6. Path Type, Rotated Type, and Vertical Type
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