Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Simple type portrait, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Effects (2018).
- [Instructor] Let's see how we can create this…split face typographic portrait.…This is my finished version.…I'll come to the Layers panel,…hold down my Option or Alt key…and click on the eyeball of the bottom-most layer.…We see that at the bottom of the layer stack…we have a layer of solid color.…Above this we have our portrait,…which I am masking with a vector mask.…I hold down the Shift key and click on that…to enable and disable the layer mask.…
The portrait, ideally for this to work well,…needs to be as symmetrical as possible.…My portrait has been cropped slightly…and I cropped it while retaining the cropped pixels…so that if necessary,…I can nudge it a few pixels to the left or to the right.…On top of this I have my layer of type.…Now for a good result here…we need to take some time to prepare our type.…
Obviously if this were a celebrity portrait,…the type that you would be using…would relate in some way to the person.…I'm just using dummy text here so,…in a way it's a lot easier…'cause I can get away with anything.…
- 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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