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Morning Painters!


I am sure this has been asked before, but I can't find the answer. I am trying to create a picture using the classic 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' look, using the SF Fedora Shadow font. The original fades from red at the top into yellow then white at the bottom, but within the confines of the font, like this:




The question is, how do I go about doing it? All answers gratefully received!



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You can also use the Alpha Mask effect:


1. Type your text on a transparent layer using black color. Select the entire layer and copy it to the clipboard.

2. Add a layer above and color it using the Gradient tool (orange and white). Use the Alpha Mask effect and select Invert Mask.

3. Now you can Outline your text.

4. Select the entire layer and move it until you see the black text below it.



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