What is text mask?

What is text mask?

What is text mask?

Text masking (also known as “knockout text”) is a technique that allows us to display images, gradients, patterns, and even videos inside the shape of a piece of text.

What is masking used for?

Masking an area of an image protects that area from being altered by changes made to the rest of the image. Using masks in image editing allows you to preserve portions of an image that you are satisfied with whilst simultaneously altering aspects of the rest of the image such as overall contrast or tone mapping.

How do you mask text effect?

The following steps outline the process of converting text to masks in After Effects.

  1. Select Text Layer. Create a text layer in your scene.
  2. Select Auto-Trace. With your text layer selected go to Navigate>Auto-Trace.
  3. Adjust Settings As-Needed. Under “Options” you will be given the option to select a channel.
  4. Click “OK”

How do I mask text in email?

To Mask Text in a Message 2. In the Content tab, select the text that you want to mask. 3. Right-click and choose Mask Selected from the available options.

What is masking also called?

Concept of masking is also known as spatial filtering. Masking is also known as filtering. In this concept we just deal with the filtering operation that is performed directly on the image.

How to create a text layer clipping mask in Photoshop?

With your new layer selected, fill that new layer with white using the Paint Bucket tool, located in your main Tools menu (my Tools menu sits along a vertical strip at the left side of my PS window): Click on and drag to move the layers around, so that the puzzle pieces (image) layer is higher than the “T” or text layer.

What does a grayscale layer mask in Photoshop mean?

This grayscale image has white, black and all tones of gray in between; white means the layer area is 100% visible and the black color means the layer area is transparent 100%. So you can play with this grayscale image to obtain transition or fade effect like the one presented further on in this tutorial.

Can you add gray to a layer mask?

You can add black, white, or gray color to a layer mask. One way to do that is by painting on the layer mask. Black on a layer mask hides the layer that contains the mask, so you can see what is underneath that layer. Gray on a layer mask partially hides the layer that contains the mask.

What’s the best way to paint a layer mask?

Switching between black and white as you paint on a layer mask is a flexible way to fine-tune the mask edge. If you use a soft brush, the edges of the brush will apply shades of gray, partially hiding that part of the layer with the mask. Save the image in .PSD or .TIFF format to retain the layers and layer masks for future editing.