Masking the extruded sides


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Masking the extruded sides

In this exercise, I am going to show you how to generate the masks around the extruded edges for each one of these words: zap, bang, and pow, independently, so that we can ultimately create the effect of the letters coming through the smoke. Now, I'm looking at the final version of the composition. Go up to the Window menu, and choose the Layer Comps command, and notice here in the Layer Comps panel that I have created a couple of layer comps in advance. Click the right pointing arrow head in order to switch to the Type with smoke comp, which represents the final version of the composition.

Now, notice here in the Layers panel, there is a layer called smoke, and it includes a layer mask. Go ahead and Alt+Clic,k or Option+Click, on that layer mask, and then zoom in on the image. Now you will see that I have gone ahead and masked the letters, and the extruded sides, independently of each other. I mention this because we have these very thin, white outlines traced around each one of the...

Masking the extruded sides
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Masking the extruded sides provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 Extended One-on-One: 3D Type Effects

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3D + Animation Design
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