Text that inverts everything behind it


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Text that inverts everything behind it

I've saved my progress as Evil middle manager.psd. In this exercise, I am going to share with you a little treat that is essentially unrelated to Smart Objects, except that it happens to work with Smart Objects as well as any other layers inside the program. What we are going to do is we are going to create a layer of live editable text that inverts everything below it. That text is here at the top of the Layers panel. I'll go ahead and turn it on and you can see that it's a layer of white text that we could edit as much as we like. Now, that's very important it has to be white text to start with.

Now, where there is a pixel-based layer, we could employ it as a layer mask for an invert adjustment layer, a layer of inversion that is to say. But you can't fill text with an adjustment layer; that's not possible. So if we want our text to remain editable as of course we do because we might want to change the text or the font or any of the formatting attributes then we ne...

Text that inverts everything behind it
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Text that inverts everything behind it provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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