Challenge #10: Cutting out text within a shape
Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:48 AM
1. Create a new document
2. Type your title - I used Impact font at 72 points and changed my color to blue
3. Add a 2 inch circle - Insert, Picture, Auto Shapes. Select Basic Shapes from the Auto Shape tool bar and choose the oval/circle shape.
4. Draw the shape - don't worry about the size, we will set that next.
5. Once you have drawn your shape double click within the circle to format it. I formatted my shape with the following values and hit ok:
[list]Colors and Lines: Color (blue), Line (no line)
Size: Size Height(2), Width(2)[list]
6. Move your circle over your text - it will cover it initially. Right click on the shape and select Order, Send Behind Text.
7. Select the portion of text that will be covered by the circle and change the color to white. When white is printing, no ink is used so the color will be the color of your background paper.
1. Create a new canvas (12x12, 8.5x11 --whatever size you are working with)
2. Select the Elliptical Marquee tool (it's on the same spot as the selection marquee tool). In the Options bar along the top of the screen, select "Fixed Size" in the Mode (PSE) or Style (PS) box. I set the size to 2x2.
3. Create a new layer and click down to make your 2in circle selection.
4. Go to Edit, Fill and select a color for your circle.
5. Now add your text. I used Impact at 72 point - you want a large enough size for your title. Set the color to be the same as the color of your circle.
6. Move your text so that a part of it is over the circle -- I positioned the word blue over the blue circle.
7. Simplify (PSE)/Raterize (PS) your text -- it's the same thing, just called different thing in each program. Right click on the type layer in the layers palette and choose Simplify/Rasterize depending on which program you are using.
8. Ctrl-click on the thumbnail of the type layer you just simplified. You should see a “marching ants” selection all the way around each of the letters in your title. Target the circle layer below the type layer in your Layers palette and hit the Delete key.
9. Create a new circular select (just as you did in step 2) and position it directly over the original circle.
10. With the type layer targeted in the layers palette, hit delete. You should then be able to see right through the text and the circle.
Let me know if you have any questions or if you get stuck anywhere!
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:16 PM
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