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Pixelmator tutorials, this tutorial will focus on how to create images within text.
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Hey you guys, it’s Gerry Button from Iceberg Creativity coming at you with fantastic Pixelmator tutorial and we’re going to capture an image within a font. If you want to know what I mean this is what we’ll be making today. A very quick easy effect that’s great for web blogs, for Facebook, just push up your Twitter page, your websites you name it. This also works great with video titles and DVD covers. So are you ready? Let's get started.
To begin by opening our Pixelmator and had choosing the image you want to use. I record this nice green rolling landscape from Flickr under the creative common search so it is for using edit. I don’t think this for redistributing but that’s shouldn’t be a problem. Hit the T on the keyboard to bring out the title and type in something you want to use. I'm going to turn on capital lock so all my letters will be capital and I'm going to use land.
Now get your move tool and move it to where you want I'm just going to move here by these nice luscious trees, then hold the command key on your keyboard and select the land type and layers pallet. This will create a marquee selection around your text and we’re not going to copy this so that the image appears to be the text itself. So don’t take this little thick mark right here to turn off that layer or it just hide it. Select the landscape layer and you can still see that that the marquee selection still here, make sure it’s still there don’t select and on the landscape here hit command C to copy and then hit command V the paste.
Now if you turn the marquee selection and we move this layer around you can see that captured within the text shape is the actual original landscape image. This is how this effect is achieved when you see images within text. Now, graduate in other applications or video editing applications this can be done much easier with mask but I wanted to show at easiest way and the first way on how I learn to do it, back started with the basic applications, back nine years ago when I was first starting graphic design.
This is a pretty easy effect to achieve and this is not limited to of course just top to font, you can do this for shapes and brushes and all kinds of other great things. Now, I'm going to move right here to achieve a simple spectrum effect I guess if you will, just position it back to wherever it originated from just about right here. And then you can rename this layer to non-blur, hit ok. Next select the landscape layer, go to filter blur, zoom and then just make the amount whatever size you want. I'm going to go pretty much all out here so the land becomes more apparent than even with the background. You can move the direction around if you wish so it’s all green or it’s all blue or a happy little medium or whether out here. So its looks like you zoom far away accept for the selection you made with your text, then click OK and there you have it.
Of course you can add effect to this, so say for example you can add a stroke or you can add a drop shot or blur effect or anything like that, it is pretty basic. You can also do this with brushes as I said and I can show you demonstration of what would happen if you do this with this standard scatter brush. This is the effect I achieved with the scatter brush using the star brush preset of course it is not apparent that I use a landscape for the background into the brushing because they are so small even on large diameter it doesn’t workout all that well. But you already uses on the person you can make it look like someone’s disintegrating or blowing up or growing inside or you're transporting somewhere, you know, it’s a pretty cool effect and the possibly with it are quite best, so you always play around with this effect always do and it makes her great images especially with photo manipulation and abstracts.
So guys its Gerry Button here for Ice Burg Creativity. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, there’ll be plenty more to come. Thanks for watching.