Skip navigation
Mrs. Dalloway
Currently Being Moderated

bleeding text box

Dec 7, 2012 5:55 PM

Tags: #text #box

How do I make a text book with edges that bleed into the background?

 
Replies
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 8, 2012 6:51 AM   in reply to Mrs. Dalloway

    You can try this until you are pleased with the result.

     

    1. Open the image.

    2. Select text tool and create the text.

    3. Simply the text layer .Choose "Layer Menu>Simplify layer".

    4. Go to "Window Menu>Layers" and try different blending modes until you get teh result you want.  Some of the blending modes like "Overlay" can give you good results.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 8, 2012 6:59 AM   in reply to Mrs. Dalloway

    Or, after step 3 in 27Prac's instructions:

     

    4. Make sure the text layer is the active layer, use one of the marquee tools to make a selection, add a largish feather, select>Inverse, Delete.

     

    There are several ways to do this, but it depends on what you want to do.

     

    Note that once you simplify the text, it's just a bunch of pixels and you can't edit it anymore, or resize it more than you can any other pixel image.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 8, 2012 8:54 AM   in reply to Barbara B.

    Depending on what you want, here is another suggestion:

     

    http://www.pixentral.com/show.php?picture=1RCfmt27SeSAqQOC4aScVCeppXCA v1

     

    • Open picture file
    • Open Effects palette. In the drop down, go to Frame, then select "Text Panel". Apply
    • Under Layer styles, go to Visibility>Ghosted. Apply
    • Access the type tool and type the text.
    • Position text and text panel with move tool
     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 8, 2012 9:57 AM   in reply to hatstead

    That's a very good suggestion, hatstead. That way the text remains editable text.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 8, 2012 12:25 PM   in reply to Barbara B.

    Thanks, Barbara.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 8, 2012 1:42 PM   in reply to Mrs. Dalloway

    I don't see anything that says picture file, or text panel

    Picture file means an image. We were assuming you wanted to add this to a photo. Text panel means the text box, the layer with the text on it.

     

    To edit a layer style after you've applied, go over to that layer in the layers panel and you will see a little script "fx" there. Double click it to bring up the style settings and you can change many things about the style.

     
    |
    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points