Bond Posted January 7, 2014 Share Posted January 7, 2014 (edited) Hi everyone. I'd like to create a PNG that I can use as an overlay for other images. I'd like the PNG to have a background but also have some text that's "cut out" so that I can see thru the background to the image I overlay it on.I started by filling a layer with black. I then tried typing text using a color with 0 opacity in overwrite mode. This works but since blending is off the text is quite jaggy. If I leave blending on (to fix the jaggies) then I obviously can't get transparent text (well, I can, but it's transparent thru to the black, not true image transparency).So then I tried just using white antialiased text (with normal blending) on a black background and then using the magic wand to delete the white text. That didn't work either. Depending on the tolerance, I either deleted all the text (which left me with jaggies) or I deleted everything but the antialiasing (which remain somewhat white-ish and appear when I overlay it on another image).Somehow I need to do "reverse" antialias from the background to transparent text. So instead of going from dark text and progressively fading to transparent like on the attached pic, I need to do transparent text and slowly progressing to black so it appears antialiased.Does anyone know how to do this?Thanks! (Bonus points if I can keep the text on a separate layer from the black background but it's not necessary! ) Edited January 7, 2014 by Bond Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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