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PS7 Eraser

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by Bradster941, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Bradster941

    Bradster941 Very Active Member

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    Here is what I’m trying to do.
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    2 layers, picture as background, text on top.
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    Apply bevel and stroke to text.
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    Erase a section of the text so picture shows through 100%
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    Steps taken
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    Apply effects tot text
    Rasterize
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    Problem:
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    When using the eraser tool, the first (erasing) removes the text and bevel effect but not the stroke color which is the full size of the original text as in #1
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    Erasing a second time, (the stroke in yellow) works correctly to the background (#2) but automatically puts the stroke, (yellow) boarder (#3) around what is left of the text.
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    So, how do I make a clean cut / erase without
    1 having to erase twice
    2 not having it automatically filling the edge of the text with the stroke?
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    Thanks for any insight you may have.
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    Bradster.


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  2. cgsigns_jamie

    cgsigns_jamie Very Active Member

    Select the Text layer...

    Then open the Layer Menu > Highlight Layer Style > Select Create Layers

    What this will do is separate each effect on to individual layers. Then you can select those layers and merge them into one and you should be good to go.
     
  3. anotherdog

    anotherdog Very Active Member

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    why not just rasterize the text layer then the eraser will do whay you want.

    Or use the clone tool to copy the swathe of fish to a layer above the text.
     
  4. Bradster941

    Bradster941 Very Active Member

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    Thanks Jamie, that worked slick as Jelly Fish.

    For any other Noobies like me that may be interested,
    This is what he is saying.

    Once you have your Text created with the effects you want, select

    Layer
    Layer Style
    Create Layers

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    Next, link the layers you want for the effect together.


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    From the Layer Palette fly-out, chose

    Merge Linked

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    Now you can use the eraser in one step without unwanted effects.

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  5. Bradster941

    Bradster941 Very Active Member

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    'Ah, did you read the post?
     
  6. cptcorn

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    I'd copy the fish image... place it on top of everything...

    click on top fish, Load Selection, and then use an opacity mask and paint out the parts of the fish you want behind the text... this way you will preserve all of your text editing...

    If you wanted to be really slick and super accurate id play around with Select>Load Selection and use the settings to add subtract layer selections...
     
  7. anotherdog

    anotherdog Very Active Member

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    I did read the post.
    No need to erase the text or merge layers, just clone what you want to the layer above the text.
     
  8. Bradster941

    Bradster941 Very Active Member

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    This would not work for me as was stated.

    As for your second suggestion, I will give it a try..:thumb:
     
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