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Patriotic Text Using Displacement Masks

Patriotic Text Using Displacement Masks
Step 1 Lets jump right in and get our document set up. Create a new document by choosing File>New from the Main Menu. My working file for this lesson will be 540px x 300px at 72ppi. If you’re following along at home I suggest you start with something similar so that the Layer Styles we apply later will work for you without any adjustment. Before we even get into the text lets change the background color. Step 2 Set your foreground color to #CAC9C9 which is a nice light gray the press the T key to switch to the Type tool. Set a nice large font size and type your text onto the stage. Step 3 Next we’re going to add a preliminary series of Layer Styles to our text. Pull up the Layer Styles dialog by Control-Clicking (PC: Right-Clicking) on the Text layer in the layers palette and by choosing Blending Options from the menu. Pay special attention here to all the settings in these styles. Step 4 If you were a good little monkey your text should now look like this. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9

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