This week we are going to look at creating a text effect using the
new scatter brush option. This effect is simple to create and its
not limited to text, you could create some great background effects
with this technique. Start with some text on a new layer.
Render the type
so we can modify it freely.
choose one of the presets that use the scattering option.
the text using the brush.
Press the "Q"
key to switch off the quickmask. You will now see a selection.
will need to inverse the selection. Ctrl/Cmd+Shfit+I
delete/backspace key to cut into the text.
If you want a
stronger effect press the del key again. Here I pressed it 3 times.
standard drop shadow in the layer styles and choose a bevel similar
to shown. Be sure to change the gloss contour.
color overlay to a bright green color.
And here is our
If you want to
go a step further add a 1 pixel stroke using layer styles.
creates a very interesting effect.
this effect and see what you can come up with. Terrain maps for 3D
come to mind. See you at the cafwww.photoshopcafe.com
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