Knockout text effect

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hey guys and gals.

I need some hlep, im useless with photoshop and i am wondering how i can achieve this. Ill do my best to explain.

I have an odd shape that covers some of my text. My image is black and white, the text and the shape are both black and my backgroud is white. Where my shape and text intersect, i want the text white and where they dont i want the text black.

How can i achieve this?

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I think the best option would be to highlight the text in the black area and go to the top of the screen where it shows the text properties. Click on the text colour and change it to the colour you wish. On the other text you'll need to do the same.
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what if a letter is only partially covered by the shape? what can i do then.
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If you go to window options at the top and click on Character if it's not already open. Once you've done that there is an option for you to increase the spacing of the text. I suggest you space it a tiny bit more so it's not partially covered by the shape.
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Can you show us the image?

If you ctrl (or it might be shift) and click the text layer you will get an outline. Create a new layer and make it white. Move it to the top of the layers. Then erase what ever white text you don't want.
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there's an easier way ... put the text layer on top of the others and change the blending mode to "difference" ... blending mode is situated just to the left of the layer opacity slider ...
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Righteous is dead-on, set the blending mode to differance. You could use the layer selection method with CTRL + layer select, but that just makes life harder.
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nice one, cheers. Thanks loads

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