common object example

Summary:

Type Mask Tool in Photoshop

    ●   Type Some Text in over your Collage and Copy it with the Background.


Learn About:

TextQuick Mask ModeLayer Styles Warp Text

  •   This simple, easy tutorial is used in the Monster Mesh project and the Renaissance Project.

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Step #1: Open your Project in Photoshop ~

Open your Project in Photoshop …

 

 

… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be
applied to YOUR PROJECT) …

 

Remember: The Rubric for this project says:

Text includes required information:

  ●   Annual County Academic Decathlon 

  ●   July 4

  ●   “The European Renaissance” 

The phrase “Annual County Academic Decathlon” is the most prominent text at a minimum of 1” height for at least the initial letter of each word.


Step #2: Type Mask Tool ~

… then pull down the Text Tool & select the Horizontal Type Mask Tool

… and drag out a text box - notice how the mask feature turns it Pink …

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… that's Quick Mask mode.

 

Type your text into it - hopefully something you can use in your project.

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Scroll through the fonts - trying to find a BIG BOLD TEXT that also matches your project theme …

Set your text size using the scroll feature also …

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Step #3: Warp your Text ~

Warp your text by clicking on the "Create warped text " button in the Menu Bar …

warped text

… select from the options …

After you finish typing, hit the Check mark in the upper menu bar or just hit "Enter."

Here is your text …

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Step #4: Copy all the Layers …

Go to: Edit > Copy Merged to copy all the layers …

… then hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd (⌘) +D to deselect.

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Step #4: Make a New Layer …

Then make a New Layer by going to Layer > New > Layer

… or hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+Shift(⇧)+n

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… then hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd (⌘) +V to paste your copied text. Move it around with the Move Tool to see it …


Step #5: Layers Style …

Then go to: Layer > Layer Style > Outer Glow

… raise the size and spread of the glow so you can see the text clearly.


Step #6: Bevel and Emboss …

Next, add Bevel and Emboss

Again, adjust the settings to make your text contrast against the background …


Step #7: Drop Shadow …

Add a little Drop Shadow …

… and adjust the angle of the shadow …

… and lastly, add Stroke - adjust the width.

The goal is to make the text contrast against the background …


Last Step: Save and Attach ~

Go to: File > Save as … and save your file as a .psd and attach it.

Remember:


  •   ALWAYS save your projects like this:
FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME

 

  •   DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.

 

  •   NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.