Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Sliced text, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Effects (2018).
- [Instructor] I'd like to create this simple,…but effective sliced text effect using a vector mask.…This is the finished version.…In the starting state when I come to the Layers panel…we can see that we have one layer of type,…on a solid color fill layer.…First thing I want to do is…convert my type to a Smart Object.…I'll right click, convert to Smart Object.…Then, I'm going to come to my Rectangle Vector Tool,…and draw myself a rectangle over the whole of my canvas.…
But I should mention that before I do this,…let me just back up.…I have changed the behavior of this tool…to draw a path, rather than a shape.…Having done that, on my tool options I will see a button…that allows me to convert this rectangle to a mask.…I could also come to the Layer menu,…and down to Vector Mask, Current Path.…But I'll click on the mask button,…and we now see on my layers I have a vector mask.…
I want to now manipulate the shape of this vector mask,…and to that I will come…and choose my Direct Selection Tool.…I'll click where I know its anchor point to be,…
- 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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