Using filters and keeping type editable


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Using filters and keeping type editable

Every once in a while, you might actually want to run a special effect filter on your text layer here. So let's go try that. If I go to the Filter menu and choose, I don't know, let's start with Add Noise. I'm going to get intercepted. Photoshop is going to say hey, well wait a minute, filters only work on pixel layers. So do you want me to rasterize this type and convert it into pixels? I don't really want to do that because I want my text to remain editable. So I'm going to go ahead and hit Cancel on that. And instead what we are going to do is we are going to go to our Layers panel and we are going to right-click on the layer name or Ctrl-click with a one-button mouse, and choose Convert to Smart Object. This now embeds a copy of that text layer inside this Smart Object, and now I can run a filter on top of that Smart Object. Basically converting this so I can run a Smart Filter.

I go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. I can add some noise to my text, just...

Using filters and keeping type editable
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Using filters and keeping type editable provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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