What do you want to do with the type? Can you illustrate? (You obviously want to use Puppet Warp on the type but whenever I think of manipulating type, I immediately think of Illustrator.)
I do not understand what you are tying to do. Puppet warp works on raster layers including smart object layers. So Puppet Warp can be a smart filter. Puppet Warp does not work on vector layers like text and shape layers. Text and shapes layers can be converted to smart object layers and puppet warp can be used on these smart object layers and be a smart filter. Text letters can be on separate layers. Therefore puppet warp can be used on a single letter and not effect other letters they may overlap.or connect to.
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You could do this as a workaround:
1. Add a temporary layer below the text
2. Select and fill the area on that temporary layer encompassing the text with a solid colour - I used 50% grey and turn opacity down to 40% so you can still see through it
3. Convert the text layer and temp layer to a single smart object
4. Apply your puppet warp to the smart object
5. Open the smart object and switch off visibility of the temp layer.
6. Close and save the smart object
I hope that helps.
Thanks so much davescm!
I did it as mentioned with my type merged on a White Layer and then used duplicating channels and alpha masking to delete the white portion again. Your approach is way shaper and 100% precise.
So I assume there is no option to switch on this feature in the Puppet Warp tool for now, right?
Thanks again Dave! Made my day.
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At the moment - puppet warp only gives a mesh where there are pixels, so you have to give some pixels to work with.
However , once you have used the method above, if you need to re-edit the mesh you don't need to turn back on the temp layer. Just double-click on puppet warp under the smart object in the layers panel and the entire mesh re-appears.
Sounds Perfect! Thanks a lot for your time and solution!
Works like a charm!!! Dave, my hero!