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  • Matt Howarth

    December 7, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Hi all

    I want to create some text that has a colour gradient going smoothly from the first letter to the last and the text is deforming along a path. If I add a grad as a layer style or as an effect, the text deforms through the gradient rather than the grad being “stuck” to the text. Any thoughts?



  • Matthew Woods

    December 7, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Try this: Make your text one color. Apply a “Stroke” effect to the text layer and set its path to the same path as your text. Make the stroke your second color, set its paint style to “On Original Image” . Adjust the brush hardness to get your gradient correct. Last apply the “CC Composite” effect with Composite Original set to “Stencil Alpha.


    Another Matt

  • Matt Howarth

    December 7, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks, that’s a really interesting technique, I’ll give that a whizz tomorrow.

    Thanks again


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