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Using Clipping Mask And Textures to make a Call Of Duty Game Cover

Ever wondered how you get fonts in photoshop that have a texture on them?? Well this is your answer " Clipping Masks"

Original Image

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So let fire uo ol’ Photoshop and start learning about Clipping Mask’s. So open an image you want to use.

Choose the TEXT tool

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So for this example, we are going to be using the text tool.

Choose your font

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I am using Call Of Duty Ops Font (google it)

Add your text

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So my new game title looks like its CALL of DUTY "Photoshop Edition" ….. lol :)

Once you are happy put it in the position and make the size correct.

Now we go on the hunt for some textures.

Texture hunt

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So in classic call of duty tradtion, im going to go with some scratched metal ….

Scratched metal

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well i went with this one but you can choose anything you want ….. So paste it into photoshop

Layer swapping

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So when i pasted it, its put my texture in the middle layer as you can see on the right of the screen,,, Well i actually want the texture to be at the top, so thats what we are going to do, move the texture layer to the top.

Et Voila!

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So we now are just looking at our texture ……

Here comes the magic

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Right click on your texture layer and choose "Create Clipping Mask"

Wow….

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Look at our fancy text!! we now have a cool looking textured font …. hmm maybe we can adjust that to be a little darker ? ok lets do that ….

Layers adjustment

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with our texture layer still selected goto the Levels menu and change the black marker to your required darkness.

Final Image…. cool textured fonts :)

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