Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Entwined type, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Effects (2018).
- [Instructor] Here I'm going to show you how to create this…effect where we have the type entwined with the grape vine.…This is my starting state.…On the layers panel we can see that we have a layer of type…on top of the image of the grape vine.…The first thing I want to do is create myself an alpha…channel which I can use as a layer mask for the type layer.…So I'm going to come to my channels panel…and typically when doing this,…one would evaluate the quality…or the gray values of each of the channels…and we can do that using the keyboard shortcuts CMD+3,…CMD+4,…CMD+5.…
We see that blue, not surprisingly…is the one that has the most contrast.…So I'm now going to turn my RGB channel back on,…come to my image menu and to calculations.…In calculations, I can choose which channel…I want to blend with which channel in both cases,…source one and source two the channel will be blue.…And in both cases, the layer will be grape vine…because I don't want to include…the type in the equation here.…
Now the blending mode that I'm going to use,…
- 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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