Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Masking with Pattern Overlay, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Not strictly a type mask, but very much related to it, is applying a pattern to your type.…Let's say I want to fill these letterforms with some sort of pattern.…In this case, I'd like to use this pattern, just some sort of…distressed pattern.…So here I have taken this picture and I have done various things to it, but…first and foremost, I've applied a threshold command to it which makes all the…pixels black or white.…I'm now going to define this as a pattern.…So I'm going to come to the Edit menu and choose Define Pattern, and I'll just…leave it called that. Click OK.…
Now back to my image and I'm going to come to the fx dropdown menu--I'm on my…type layer--to Pattern Overlay.…Now just take a look at the document sizes that we have over here.…1 megabyte is the flattened size and 2.5 megabytes as the layered size.…When I add this pattern, that's not really going to change, so that's what…it looks like when I add the pattern, and I don't really like the way that looks at all.…What I want to do is I want to come to my Blending options, and my type was…
- 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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