2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 13, 2006 2:55 PM by Newsgroup_User

    font mask question

    Level 7
      hi

      im using a hollow font for a logo, so the main font color only colours the
      edges...

      i can give the text color by placing it over a layer of the chosen color,
      but of course the rectangle of color shows beyond the font...

      is there a way to mask or hide this area so only the layer behind the font
      shows?

      thanks


        • 1. Re: font mask question
          vishnuke
          If I'm thinking correctly of what you're trying to do, which is to knock out the rectangle of color around the text, (I did this in Photoshop, drawing a blank on Fireworks) couldn't you select the text, invert the selection and go to the rectangle layer and delete it?

          Hopefully I'm on the same page here...
          • 2. Re: font mask question
            Level 7
            Mark,

            Here is one way to do this - usually as soon as I post an answer like
            this, Linda, Stephane or the like will chime in and with a few clicks
            get the same effect. :)
            So here is one way to do it:

            1. Select font - type.
            2. Select the word(s) and do a copy and paste to create an identical
            version.
            3. Select the copy and go to Modify > Flatten Selection
            4. Select the Bucket tool and pick the color you wish for the fill.
            5. Make sure the Paint Bucket Tool options has 75 (or so) for Tolerance.
            6. click on the areas you want to fill a couple times each so the color
            will spread a bit past the borders.
            7. Select the original text bring it to the front and position over the
            Flattened selection

            One draw back to this technique is that you have to redo all of the
            above if you decide to make changes to that text.

            alex



            Mark wrote:
            > hi
            >
            > im using a hollow font for a logo, so the main font color only colours the
            > edges...
            >
            > i can give the text color by placing it over a layer of the chosen color,
            > but of course the rectangle of color shows beyond the font...
            >
            > is there a way to mask or hide this area so only the layer behind the font
            > shows?
            >
            > thanks
            >
            >