Instead of using a displacement map, here’s another method for taking a custom file and distorting it to match a background image.
Corey stumbled upon this effect while experimenting with the smudge tool and its finger painting feature. Start off by
In this design, Corey had set out to blend a large body of text with a silhouetted shape. After some experimenting
The steps for creating this pirate text effect start with converting a text layer into paths in order to reshape
Corey recreates a video game logo by building a grid background and circular target using the define pattern
Corey shows how to use the luminosity of an image to create a cool design effect and spice up your simple photos.
Use a clipping group to place an image inside of a background of text, with another layer of text placed in front to create depth.
Converting text into shapes allows you to distort the text as you like while retaining straight, clean edges.