Filtering live, editable text


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Filtering live, editable text

Another advantage to Smart Filters is that you can apply them to editable text and vector-based shape layers as well. So I'm working here inside Mirror man.psd. It's another variation on that low resolution composition that we saw back in the previous chapter. The original image comes to us from Olly of the Fotolia Image Library, took the right half of the guy's face and flipped it, so he's absolutely symmetrical and a bit menacing as well. So notice that we have these Text layers and this Shape layer. Go ahead and select one of the Text layers and then go up to the Filter menu, choose Blur, and choose Gaussian Blur; really any old filter will do at this point.

You'll get an alert message that says, hey, if you want to apply a filter, which is only applicable, by the way, to a pixel-based image layer, then you're going to have to rasterize this text, meaning convert it to pixels, is that something you want to do? And the answer is of course not, Cancel out. What you...

Filtering live, editable text
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Filtering live, editable text provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design Photography
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