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Old February 25th, 2008, 10:06 AM
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Clear or Transparent Letters

A few months ago someone was kind enough to put a link on the forum on how to make transparent or clear text. If this was you or you know of a link would you mind to post it again. I would greatly appreciate it.

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Old February 25th, 2008, 11:06 AM
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Would this be what you are referring to?
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Old February 25th, 2008, 11:27 AM
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Perfect. That is exactly the one.
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Dave,

My method is similar to that described in the thread Christell linked, but I don't change the blend mode - I just use Layer Styles.

- Create the Text layer (any color will do).
- Apply a Bevel Layer Style to the text.
- Apply the "Hide" Layer Style, under the Visibility group, to the text.

This hides the text, but leaves the bevels fully visible. Try the "Ghosted" style, too, if you want semi-transparent text.

Here's an example... HTH!

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[quote=Byron Gale;362120]Dave,
My method is similar to that described in the thread Christell linked, but I don't change the blend mode - I just use Layer Styles.

- Create the Text layer (any color will do).
- Apply a Bevel Layer Style to the text.
- Apply the "Hide" Layer Style, under the Visibility group, to the text.

This hides the text, but leaves the bevels fully visible. Try the "Ghosted" style, too, if you want semi-transparent text. Here's an example... HTH!
Byron /quote]

I'm going to try this out. Thanks for sharing.
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Byron,
I tried it & I like it. Easy technique.
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Hey, thanks for replying guys! I missed that...and I could use transparent text on a few LOs.
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You guys are awesome. There are so many different ways to do things and that is what I love about Photoshop Elements.
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Here is a little different method if you want a little "sheen" to your clear text.

1. Load Image.
2. Add transparent layer above it.
3. Go to Text Tool (text color doesn't matter).
4. Go Layers Style >> Wow Plastic >> Wow Plastic Clear

You get a beveled text with a little "sheen" and a soft highlight behind the text.
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Your method is even easier!!!

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