Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Displacement slicing, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Effects (2018).
- [Instructor] I found it interesting…to experiment with displacement maps…and type, and to create your own displacement maps…and then see what kind of results you get,…so I'm creating this distressed type look, here,…very reminiscent of some of the typography…that was really popular in the mid to late 1990s,…and I'm doing so by displacing the type…according to this image, but you can…create any kind of displacement method you want.…The results are somewhat random,…but still pretty interesting.…
I'm going to move, now, to my starting state,…and so that I can do this nondestructively,…I will convert my type layer to a smart object,…I'll come to the filter menu to distort, and displace.…The horizontal and vertical scale…is not actually an absolute number of pixels,…but instead is a percentage, and for this effect,…I found that a relatively small number works.…We saw the result of five before.…
This time, let's increase that to 10 for both.…Choose the displacement map, which needs to be saved…as a PSD file, and there's the result that we get.…
- 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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