Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Smokey text, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Effects (2018).
- [Instructor] Here I'd like to show you…how to create this smoking type effect.…Coming to the starting state,…I have a stock image of smoke and a layer of type.…The first thing I want to do is…create a sandwich of the text.…So to do that I'm going to create…a copy of the background layer,…by pressing command, or control + J,…and then moving that copy above the type layer.…I'll now double click to the right of the layer name,…and I'll be using these options, Blend if.…
I want to blend this layer,…and have the blacks fall away.…So I'll drag this slider towards the center,…until the black pixels in the top layer disappear.…Now to ease the transition,…I'm going to hold down the option or alt key,…and split this slider in two,…and drag the left portion back to the left edge.…
Additionally, I might also want to reduce…the opacity of this layer.…Let's go to about 70%.…Next, I want to apply a displacement map to the type.…So I'm going to come and select the type,…right click to the right of its layer name,…and convert it to a smart object.…
- 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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