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Ryan MoyerApply texture to text layer without changing color
by on Jan 14, 2010 at 3:21:53 am

I have a text layer with the shatter effect on it to make it "3D". I have a picture of some bluish-gray concrete that I like the texture on. I would like to overlay the texture such that it changes the texture of the text, but not the color.

However when I overlay the texture it changes the text to the bluish gray color of the concrete. Is there a way to just get the texture from it without the color?


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Todd KoprivaRe: Apply texture to text layer without changing color
by on Jan 14, 2010 at 3:39:35 am

Blend the layers together with a blending mode. You can cycle through the blending modes to see which one gives you the look that you like. To cycle forward and back through blending modes, press - and = on the main keyboard.

See "Work with blending modes".

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Ryan MoyerRe: Apply texture to text layer without changing color
by on Jan 14, 2010 at 4:38:31 am

If I use the blending modes, how do I get the texture to only apply to the text and not show up on the rest of the background?


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Ryan MoyerRe: Apply texture to text layer without changing color
by on Jan 14, 2010 at 4:48:49 am

Nevermind, I figured it out.

I just put the texture layer above the text layer, hid the texture layer, and then selected luma matte for my the track matte on my text layer.

However when I move it around the texture background stays static, giving the impression of the texture on the text changing. Is there a way to make the texture "stick" to the text without going back and making a whole new comp out of it (can't just convert this one to a new comp because it has lots of other stuff in it)?


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Michael SzalapskiRe: Apply texture to text layer without changing color
by on Jan 14, 2010 at 4:34:06 am

Use Tint, Hue/Saturation, Channel Mixer (with the checkbox), or whatever your favorite method is, to turn your texture black and white.

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Ryan MoyerRe: Apply texture to text layer without changing color
by on Jan 14, 2010 at 4:39:00 am

That still changed the color to the same (grayscale) color of the texture.


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Ryan MoyerRe: Apply texture to text layer without changing color
by on Jan 14, 2010 at 4:48:56 am

Nevermind, I figured it out.

I just put the texture layer above the text layer, hid the texture layer, and then selected luma matte for my the track matte on my text layer.

However when I move it around the texture background stays static, giving the impression of the texture on the text changing. Is there a way to make the texture "stick" to the text without going back and making a whole new comp out of it (can't just convert this one to a new comp because it has lots of other stuff in it)?


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