12 Replies Latest reply on Mar 6, 2017 10:33 AM by Mwarren

    Trying to 'punch out' a graphic to play video behind

    Mwarren Level 1



      I'm fairly new to PS and have a question about masking. Here's what I'm trying to achieve.


      I have an oversize image of a sky. I created a smart object which is a nesting doll of different - and additive - blur effects that create rays and a haze around my title words.


      I would like to make this smart object become the mask for the oversize image - with the intent of playing a video behind it which would 'peek' through the white text along with the opacity of those blur effects (selective opacity mask).


      I'm having a hard time figuring this one out. I haven't stumbled on the right sequence of words. And it probably doesn't help that it's way past bedtime.


      Thanks in advance for your help.