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Making Elements And Type Blend Into Other Objects

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Can anyone help me figure out how to make type and elements look like they're taking on the shape of another object in PSE? For example, I"m currently working on a layout where I"m trying to make several objects and some type look like they're sitting inside a seashell(clam shell). I've tried the blending modes- all they do is change the color/visability of the objects, and I've played with the distorting filters a bit- but can't see a difference when I hit "OK".

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oooo excellent question! Someone will have a great answer and I for one will be looking forward to learning something new!

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Do you have a perspective tool? Kind of stretch the corners of the text so they are larger than the center? Would that work?

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Also, depending on the software you have, you could try the Warp tool, it's under the Transform menu in Photoshop. Not too sure if it's the same in Elements.

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not exactly sure what you are trying to do but would a clipping mask be helpful?

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I think warp must be what photoshop calls it. Looking forward to seeing your final result.

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I think if you can warp your elements and then use a mask to erase the parts that wouldn't be seen because they are "in" the shell, that would produce a potentially realistic effect. I am not sure if Elements has either of those cababilities.

 

In full versions of PS, "Warp" can be found under EDIT>TRANSFORM>WARP. You can get a layer mask by choosing the layer mask icon in the layers palette, it's a little box with a circle in it.

 

Looking forward to seeing your creation!

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thanks for the suggestions- I can't find transform or warp in PSE. :( and a clipping msk doens't help -already tried that. )

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thanks for the suggestions- I can't find transform or warp in PSE. :(/>/> and a clipping msk doens't help -already tried that. )

 

I'm not sure if this is any help, but in PSE 9 and PSE 11 the transform menu is found under Image>Transform and there is a text warp function under Layer>Type>Warp Text

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