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Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how to easily create
this off-registered, RGB, color effect that
you can utilize and apply to a logo or symbol.
Go to File and New. Make the Width: 1550 pixels,
the Height: 870 pixels and the Resolution:
150 pixels per inch. Then, click OK.
Open your Horizontal Type Tool and make sure your foreground and background colors are black
and white, respectively. If they aren't, press
" D" on your keyboard. Go to Window and Character.
The Character panel will open. Choose a font. I'm using "Aldo the Apache Regular".
If you'd like to use it, I provided its link in the video description or project files. For this
font, I'll choose a size of 174 points
and I'll click the "Faux Italic" icon
to slant the text. Click on your document
and type out your text. If you want to increase
the size of a character, highlight it and
drag the Size icon to the right.
To center the larger character on your line of text, drag the "Baseline Shift" icon to the left.
To adjust the space between characters, click
between those characters, press and hold Alt
or Option and press the left or right arrow
key on your keyboard.
To reposition your text,
open your Move Tool and move it. Make 2 copies
of the layer by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J twice.
We'll name the top layer: "Red", the second
layer: "Green" and the original layer: "Aqua"
or "Cyan". Go to Image, Mode and make sure RGB Color is checked and 8 Bits/Channel.
Click the eyeballs of Aqua and Green to hide the layers and click the large "T" next to Red
to make the layer active. Click the “fx”
icon and click "Blending Options".
Next to "Channels", you'll see checked boxes for Red, Green and Blue. Uncheck the Red channel to
make your text red. Then, click OK. Hide the
Red layer and make the Green layer visible
and active. Click the "fx" icon and again,
click "Blending Options".
Uncheck the Green channel to make your text green. Then, click OK.
Hide the Green layer and make the Aqua
or Cyan layer visible and active. Click the
"fx" icon, click "Blending Options" and uncheck
the Green and Blue channels.
Make the other layers visible and the Green layer active.
Press and hold the Shift key and press the
left arrow on your keyboard twice. This moves
the Green layer to the left 20 pixels. Make the Aqua or Cyan layer active, press and hold
Shift and press the left arrow key 4 times
to move the layer 40 pixels to the left.
If you want to make the black characters touch, press the left arrow key without pressing Shift.
This moves the Aqua layer to the left,
1 pixel at time.
Next, we'll separate and off-register the
logo. First, let's place the text layers into
a folder. To do this, Shift-click on the top
layer to highlight all the text layers. Then,
press Ctrl or Cmd + G.
Open your Rectangular Marquee Tool and drag a rectangle over the
top half of your logo. Click the Layer Mask
icon to make a layer mask of the selection
next to the active layer, which is the text
folder. Make a copy of the layer and invert
the active layer mask by pressing Ctrl or
Cmd + I. Make the original folder active and
press and hold Shift as you press the Right
arrow key once. This moves the top half of
the logo 10 pixels to the right. Next, we'll
add the full name of the company. Go to the
bottom of your document and press "T" to open
your Type tool. Click on your document and
choose a font. I'm using "Dosis Book". If
you'd like to use it, I provided its link,
as well. I'll temporarily choose a size of
40 points and type out the company's name.
To reposition it, open your Move Tool and move it.
For this example, I'd like to resize
the line of text, so its right edge is flush
with the right edge of the logo. To do this,
I'll open my Transform Tool
by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + T,
go to the lower, right corner and when I see a diagonal, double-arrow,
I'll press and hold Shift as I drag the corner
up and in until the right edge of the text
is flush with the right edge of the black
character of the logo. Then, I'll press Enter
or Return and close the Character panel.
Have fun experimenting with the channel colors
This is Marty form Blue Lightning TV.
Thanks for watching!