How to remove part of the letters

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2021-04-20 20:42:10

Hi, how can I create a logo and make one remove part of a few letters



As in my model :



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Best Regards

Aurelien
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2021-04-20 22:12:05

1. Create a text object

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2. Create a rectangle shape object

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3. Right click the Text layer and choose "Convert into Shape"

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4. Resize/Move/Rotate the rectangle into the desired position for where you'd like to "cut" the letters. (Optionally turn down the opacity to help see what you are doing).

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5. Select both layers (shift+click) and then click the "subtract" (2nd) button in the "Combine" section of the Arrange tool on the right.

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6. Voila

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This is just one (of probably many many) ways to accomplish this. Another way would be to use a clipping layer (this would allow you to continue to edit the text instead of converting it to a shape, etc...)
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2021-04-21 07:21:09

Hi, oh thanks
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2021-04-22 10:52:45

Awesome tutorial, Chad E! Just to chime in with another potential workflow (as there are, indeed, quite a few of them) — a layer mask created from a selection. This would also let you keep the text fully editable and the crop line customizable.
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2021-04-22 22:24:43

by Aurelija 2021-04-22 17:52:45 a layer mask created from a selection.
Hi, Aurelija, could you explain what you mean by this? I've not heard of creating a layer mask from a selection, and my cursory playing/clicking around in PP did not yield any results. It sounds very useful!
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2021-04-22 22:30:53

Aha, I think I found it... from https://www.pixelmator.com/tutorials/re ... ing-masks/
In addition to manually painting masks, there are a few more ways to mask out parts of images. For example, you can create masks from selections. If you have an object you’d like to mask, you can first make a selection of it using any of the selection tools. When you add a mask, everything outside the selected area will be hidden by the mask, which is automatically created for you.
Which does indeed work!
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2021-04-26 10:41:43

by Chad E 2021-04-22 19:30:53 Aha, I think I found it... from https://www.pixelmator.com/tutorials/re ... ing-masks/



Which does indeed work!
Yup, that's exactly what I had in mind! Using clipped shapes is probably a bit more convenient, still.