How can I cut out certain parts of text?


This is the logo I have in mind:

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I have been using white rectangles as blocs to hide the words like this:

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However, when I merge the layers of text and white rectangles together, I am seeing something like this when I turn my background transparent:

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It's very time consuming and laborous to manually delete those white spots in the final layer. If I change the color of the white rectangles to transparent then I am not seeing any "cutting" of the letters because it's transparent!!

Is there a better way to do this?

10/20/2015 8:03:00 PM

Type out your text.

Make sure the type layer is selected and add a layer mask. You can find this in the layers panel (Window -> Layers if you don't see it). Select the square icon with the circle cutout in the middle.

add a layer mask

Now use whatever tool you want to make a selection for the parts you want to hide.

I suggest using the pen tool (P) however you can use whichever selection tool you're used to using.

Pen tool selection

(If using the pen tool) Right click on the selection -> Make selection. Press OK on the next screen.

Now fill the selection with black using the brush tool (B) or fill tool (G).


The result

10/20/2015 9:11:00 PM