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Vanishing Point

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[♪music♪] [ Russell Preston Brown in...] [The Russell Brown Show - Power Tips] Here is a simple tip and technique from the Russell Brown Show where I'm going to place text onto this image and distort the text to the perspective of the image itself. Now, you may not have used this feature in while, but it's really great for a project like this. And of course, this feature is called Vanishing Point. Let's get started. I'm going to switch this back to my original image and the original text, as you see here. In this particular case, I'm going to target my text layer, then go up to my Select menu and Select All. And of course, from the Edit menu, I'm going to copy it and put it into the Clipboard, just like that. Of course, I'm going to deselect my current selection just like that, because I don't need that anymore. Here's a tip and technique for working with Vanishing Point before we start. I'd like to first make a blank layer. In this case, I'm targeting my background image, then going to the base of my Layers tab panel to create a new layer. Now, I'm creating this new layer because I'd like to place my text into this layer so it is not part of my background image--it's on a separate layer. So I make this new layer and I target this layer. Then I'm going to turn off the visibility of my text because I don't need that anymore because it's in my clipboard. I'm targeting layer #1. I'm now going to go over to the Filter menu here at the top and down to Vanishing Point right here. Now, of course, here inside of Vanishing Point, I quickly move over here to select the Create Plane tool. Now, this is a great tool. We just click 4 times on the corner of the perspective defined by the image-- in this case, the sign itself--and when I finish this all off, a grid forms. Now, if this is a blue grid, that's good. If it's a yellow or red grid, that's bad-- you need to adjust it until it creates a blue grid which defines it as a good perspective which can be used for a project like this. We can of course go in and click on any of the control points and readjust this, but in this case, it looks pretty good. All we do now is a Control-V on the Macintosh or Command-V on the PC and we paste our text in. We then move into the text region as you see here, and drag it right down into our sign area and it snaps right into position. Wow, what a great feature! All we do now is click OK, and of course, there it is. The great thing is that we created this blank layer earlier, Layer #1 right here, and our text is sitting right on that layer so we have control for moving it around or adding any special effects. There it is--the incredible Vanishing Point. For projects like this, there's nothing better. [♪music♪] []

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Duration: 2 minutes and 56 seconds
Language: English
License: All rights reserved
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Views: 88
Posted by: adobetv on Oct 6, 2010

In this Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended tutorial, Russell Brown shows you how to place text onto an image and distort the text to the image using Vanishing Point.

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