Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Environmental type portrait, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Effects (2018).
- [Instructor] Here's a different kind…of typographic portrait, an alphabet of a city.…In this case, the city of Brighton and Hove,…and I'm in InDesign here because I want to show you…how we can prepare our images in Photoshop,…so that in InDesign we can take advantage of a feature…called object layer options.…If I turn on my guides by pressing W, we see that each…of my letters is confined to a grid square.…But to make the composition more interesting,…some of those letters break out of the grid square.…
And I'm going to use the B as a case and point.…So I'm going to delete that B, and then we'll come to…Photoshop where I have the file prepared.…Let me just show you how I prepared this.…So it begins like this,…and on a copy of the layer I do some retouching…to remove the portions that I don't want to see,…and then on the layer above I have drawn a pen path,…which if I choose my path tool, we can see right there.…
I've drawn a pen path around the letter and I've made that…pen path into a vector mask, so the crucial thing here is…
- 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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