Hello folks. I am trying to do what I thought might be a simple task. I have a 500 x 500 FW graphic with a transparent background. The only thing in it is a single word of text, five characters long, using Franklin Gothic Heavy, size 77. What I want to do is to create a black band across the lower third of these characters, at an equal height across all five letters, but with no black between the characters. It will be saved as PNG8, and the canvas will be trimmed to fit.
Can somebody recommend a good way to do this?
Create a clone of the text.
Set the text color to black.
Draw a rectangle to cover the area you want visible.
Cut the rectangle.
Select the text and choose Edit > Paste as Mask.
Another option would be to experiment with a gradient fill for the
single text object. Make sure the two colors overlap each other, then
adjust the height of the gradient.
Hope this helps.
That did the job.