For something like the attached image with the word GROUND, my first instinct would be to place an image of broken ground on top of the type "GROUND" and then add a clipping mask. However, how do you get the type to be that saturated white and get the same color blue as the background for the cracks?
I'm not clear what you are trying to say. You simply add the cracks as a layer mask via whatever method. the rest takes care of itself since this produces genuine transparency and you can change everything to your heart's content.
Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure what method you are referring to for adding the cracks? Drawing them? Here's what I have so far. I made the blue bkd. Typed GROUND. Brought in a photo of broken ground in the layer above it and then added a clipping mask over it. Attached is a screenshot of the file and the layers panel.
How would I now get the cracked lines to be blue?
How would you have gone about doing this?