View Full Version : How to make masks of letters

05-05-2004, 08:20 PM
I was wondering how you would be able to type in any font and convert it into a mask. This is what i'm talking about:

http://www.ayatoweb.com/ae_tips_e/ae45_e.html (STEP 5)

05-05-2004, 08:55 PM
I would just type out the text, then use the pen tool and manually create the mask by tracing the letters.

05-05-2004, 09:11 PM
There's a much easier way through illustrator... i just forgot how to do it. Thanks anyways though

Sol M.
05-05-2004, 09:28 PM
In Illustrator, select your text with either selection tool (not the text tool) and choose "Create Outlines" from the "Type" menu.

05-06-2004, 07:27 AM
create it in photoshop or illustrator and just bring it into AE and use layer masks... bada boom bada bing.

05-06-2004, 12:07 PM
sweet! thanks guys