Playing with some new textures and working on different methods for eroding/distressing type.
5 months ago
@David Elliott Good text distressing techniques have always eluded me. If you wouldn't mind sharing some of your knowledge I am sure it would benefit the masses. Great stuff as always!
• Cmd-click on text layer to select it.
• Go to Select > Modify > Contract, and shrink the selection by 2-4 pixels (for best results)
• Alt-click on the Create Layer Mask icon to mask the selection, then invert the mask by hitting Cmd+I
• Go to Filter > Distort > Ripple to distort the mask (be careful not to over distort)
• Then try Filter > Brush Strokes > Accented Edges to distress the mask. For best results make the Edge Width the same value as the selection contraction from step two.
You can also accomplish this as a vector image in Illustrator. Just use the Roughen filter in the Distort & Transform effects.
Thanks @David Elliott for the quick tutorial! I'll give it a shot!
And thanks @Benjamin Garner for the pointer. It's amazing how many menu options there are in Illustrator that I have yet to use.
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