hollyma

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  1. Hello - I am a newbie and having some problems. When I follow the tutorial I lose my text as soon as I add the cloud layer. I thought I would break it down to what I am doing and hopefully someone can help. 1. Create the text layer, white on black - change the background to black and text to white on the background layer? 1. Use a large, blocky font - I am using Arial Black in Bold and Italic 2. Blur this layer with a gaussian blur - effects, blur, gaussian, I am using 1 2. Create the difference clouds layer - I am creating a new layer right here (my 2nd layer) 1. Set the blending mode for the clouds layer to 'Negation' - effects - render - clouds scale is at 250 roughness is at .50 I just change blend mode to negation 2. Render clouds with the scale for the clouds at roughly twice the font size - I am lost here 3. Repeat it a bunch to get a whispy look - Is this Ctrl F? 3. Use Levels to adjust the clouds layer. Open the levels adjustment, hit Reset, then under the output area, the replace the default values of 255, 1.00, 0 with 128, 2.0, 0. These are the output White point, output gamma, and output black point, respectively. - adjustment - levels (I think I have this one okay) 4. Use Levels to adjust the text layer. Open the levels adjustment, hit Reset, then change the input white point (the top-left textbox) to 210. - I select the text layer instead of the cloud layer here? 5. Flatten the image - hey I know how to do this,, hot dog 6. Use Levels to adjust the flattened image. Open the levels adjustment, hit Reset, then change the input range (the textboxes on the left) to 255, 96 (it defaults to 255, 0). - Would not allow me to get into the 0 to change to 96? 7. Open up the Curves adjustment. Choose 'RGB' under 'Transfer map', then uncheck the 'Red' and 'Green' checkboxes so you're only modifying the blue channel, add a control point as shown below. Do the same for the green channel so you have the curves shown below - I know how to do this also, I am on fire - LOL Ok, what the heck am I doing wrong? Thanks!