Transparent Text Effect in Photoshop® Part Four
22. We need to apply the same Gaussian Blur to this
black layer as we did to the white layer. In Photoshop
you can repeat the previous filter by clicking Cmd +
F (Mac®) / Ctrl + F (Windows®)
or choose it from the top of the Filter menu (below).
The settings will be exactly the same as they were for
the white layer so you can use this shortcut.
23. This will be the effect of applying the Gaussian
Blur to the black layer.
24. This layer needs to be shifted down and to the right
for the black shading to appear in the upper left portion
of the text. Choose the Move Tool and nudge the layer
down 2 pixels and to the right 2 pixels with the arrow
Remember that this tutorial
is based on a 72 ppi image with 60 point type. See previous
note at step 13 to compensate for a higher resolution
image or a greater point size of type.
25. Once again we need to load the text-shaped selection
to copy the black shaded portions of the text. Click
Select > Load Selection.... In the dialog
choose "Alpha 1" from the "Channel:"
drop down and click "OK".
26. The selection marquee appears on the black layer
in the shape of the text. Click Edit > Copy
or Cmd + C (Mac) / Ctrl + C (Windows). Then click Edit
> Paste or Cmd + V (Mac) / Ctrl + V (Windows).
This will paste another new layer into the file.
27. In the Layers palette, you will see that the new
layer has been pasted just over Layer 1 (the black layer).
This new layer is named "Layer 4". We need
to reposition this layer next to Layer 3 (the layer
having the white shaded portion of the text). Then we
will merge Layer 3 and layer 4 into a single layer.
Start by pressing the mouse button on Layer 4.
28. While holding the mouse button down, drag the layer
upwards to position it under Layer 3.