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How do I do pixeled gradient / effect like this?


fredfish

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This looks remarkably like someone is using a file containing the background (IE in this case a layer with a picture of the pixels on it) and then using a clipping mask to clip the text to the background. I a at work at t moments cant post examples but look up tutorials on using the clipping mask

Cheers

John

*Edit - there is a tutorial here about how to create triangular pixels in Photoshop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pggLnm6TIBg
 
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IamSam

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Just to add to Johns explanation.

You have three layers.

A background (bottom layer)
Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 9.56.51 AM.png

A text layer for the letter W (middle layer)
Doesn't matter what color it is.
Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 9.57.02 AM.png

And then the layer you wish to appear inside the letter W. (Top layer)
In this case I just used a green polygon texture I found with a Google image search.
Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 9.57.24 AM.png

Now I just select/highlight the polygon texture layer and right click in the body of the layer.
A menu will pop up and then select "create clipping mask".

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 9.57.42 AM.png

This clips the texture layer to the text layer resulting in this......
Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 10.04.44 AM.png

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 9.58.15 AM.png

Clipping mask tutorials.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-F8n4RkB7A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoKyP_vFsRI
 

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