Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Using layer effects with text, part of Creating Composites in Photoshop.
With certain composite images, I'll often add layer effects, for example, a drop …shadow, so that an object appears to be separate from its background. …But when I'm using text, I'm even more likely to use layer effects. …Let's take a look at how we can add layer effects to some text. …In this case, I have a back drop layer that is white, I also have a text layer …and then I've added an image that is in a clipping group with that text layer so …that in the text, we can see the image itself but we can only see that image …where the text appears. Because this is a text layer, it remains.…
Fully editable, so I have, sandy text, that I can change at any time. …I can also add layer effects to this text layer. …So with the text layer selected, you can just click on the thumbnail for the text …layer on the layers panel to make it active. …I can then click the effects button, the layer effects button at the bottom of the …layers panel. And then choose the type of effect I'd …like to add. Let's start with a drop shadow for example. …
- Composite concepts
- Creating automatic composites
- Image compositing
- Refining layer masks
- Matching images
- Adding effects to composites
- Using layer groups
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1. Composite Concepts
2. Automatic Composites
3. Image Compositing
4. Refining Layer Masks
5. Matching Images
6. Adding Effects to Composites
7. Using Layer Groups
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