Using Displacements Maps with Type
The Displace filter is great for any situation when you want to transfer the surfacecontours of one photo onto another image element. The secret to a good result lies increating a custom displacement map that will suit your purposes. When used correctly,objects can be made to “bend” precisely around existing curves and bumps in animage.In this tutorial, we’ll go over how to create custom displacement maps and use them forstyling type. In one example we’ll project words onto a theater curtain and in the other,we’ll show how to use the Displace filter to customize a watery reflection. Along theway, we’ll also dabble with some adjustment layers, layer masks, perspectivetransformations, and the Lighting Effects filter.