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Text Manipulation

Today we are going to experiment with Text and Text Manipulations ? no Drawing for today.

So start as usual by creating a new layer and a document.

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Then on a separate layer create a line ? and past some text there.

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Now let’s apply come layer styles + it is better to Fill the background layer with something, I choose the brush) ? I will use my custom brush ? you can use gradient or simple color fill – anything you want.

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And here we have it you can also apply some filters on it.
I used Twirl filter.

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But this is not actually good ? it is not the theme of our lesson but it is very important for you to know and to feel the color so what I did.

I made a gradient layer (black to white).

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And make a copy of it.

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The layer location and settings ? note ? you will find many interesting colors if you play with Fill/Opacity.

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And here is the result ? SEE?

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I think it’s much better now.
We almost forgot about topic ? so let’s apply some layer styles on our text layer. Here are some styles:

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Result is good:

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Now I will try to manipulate a little bit with this text.
Copy the Text layer and put it under our original layer.

I’ve used these 2 filters on background layer plus player with opacity and here is the result:

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With such king of manipulations: blur, contrast loose and opacity you actually bring your illustration to level of 3D.

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I want to use another filter and this time it is going to be .

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Result ? well it is becoming a logo of some king.

I’ve also made a copy of this layer and transformed it ? the way to fit the upper part of the image.

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I’ve also changed the Drop shadow definition for upper and lower wave layer.

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Result:

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And color overlay definition:

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Result:

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And final thing ? I’ve merged two wave layers ? into 1 ? and have created a copy of this layer and transformed it.

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Here is our result ? Cool wave art:

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It is also looks good if you invert the colors ? but it is up to you to decide.

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