Using type mask tools


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Using type mask tools

There are several ways to create a type mask in Photoshop. This is my least favorite and least flexible of the methods, but I am going to show it to you anyway. This involves using a type mask tool, either the horizontal or the vertical type mask tool. I am going to use horizontal. When using this, you can work with either point type or paragraph type. So I am going to come and click on the layer that I want to apply the mask to, and I am going to work with paragraph type, so I am going to click and drag to define a type area.

Then what we have is this. Everything is covered with this red transparent overlay. Everything at the moment is masked. Just what I type is going to be the portion of this image that will ultimately be revealed. So I will start typing in, and I might want to adjust my type size and my font, etc., but this is fine for now. So I will key in my type, I will press Command+A to select my type, and then we get this really dizzying, confusing visual feedback here.

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Using type mask tools
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Using type mask tools provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials

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Design
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Photoshop
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