Filter/ Noise / Dust & Scratches?

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Apr 28, 2005
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I have a line of text that I want to filter using Noise/Dust & Scratches. I then want to add this text to an existing photo using Photoshop Elements.

I have been creating a new image for the text with the idea of copying it and pasting it onto the existing photo.

However, all of the filters are grayed-out. When I Simplify, I do get the options but the Dust & Scratches do not effect the text.

I did do this correctly once but can’t remember how I did it.

Can someone tell me how to add a filter to the text?

Thanks a lot,

Bob

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harrylimey
Apr 28, 2005
"ergobob" <[REMOVE].net> wrote in message
I have a line of text that I want to filter using Noise/Dust & Scratches.
I
then want to add this text to an existing photo using Photoshop Elements.
I have been creating a new image for the text with the idea of copying it and pasting it onto the existing photo.

However, all of the filters are grayed-out. When I Simplify, I do get the options but the Dust & Scratches do not effect the text.
I did do this correctly once but can’t remember how I did it.
Can someone tell me how to add a filter to the text?

Thanks a lot,

Bob

Text needs to be rasterised before filters can work on it!
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nomail
Apr 28, 2005
Harry Limey wrote:

"ergobob" <[REMOVE].net> wrote in message
I have a line of text that I want to filter using Noise/Dust & Scratches.
I
then want to add this text to an existing photo using Photoshop Elements.
I have been creating a new image for the text with the idea of copying it and pasting it onto the existing photo.

However, all of the filters are grayed-out. When I Simplify, I do get the options but the Dust & Scratches do not effect the text.
I did do this correctly once but can’t remember how I did it.
Can someone tell me how to add a filter to the text?

Thanks a lot,

Bob

Text needs to be rasterised before filters can work on it!

What do you hope to achieve with this filter anyway? ‘Dust & Scratches’ does not ADD the effect of dust and scratches (as you probably think), it REMOVES dust and scratches from a scanned image. A text layer does not have any dust and scratches, so this filter won’t do anything.


Johan W. Elzenga johan<<at>>johanfoto.nl Editor / Photographer http://www.johanfoto.nl/
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Nick
Apr 28, 2005
Hi Bob,

as Harry said the text is required to be rasterised and then it ll work with filters.

Generaly when you apply filter for text PS asks for the rasterised and you need to select OK. otherwise manually you can go to menu Layer -> Rasterize -> Layer to make your text resterize. thats it.. then you can go ahead and apply filter.

– Nick
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Nick
Apr 28, 2005
Yeah if its not a problem of resterize then u r absolutly right that this filter won’t do anything for text layer.

– Nick
http://www.geocities.com/kandy­_gr8/
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ergobob
Apr 28, 2005
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Yeah if its not a problem of resterize then u r absolutly right that this filter won’t do anything for text layer.

– Nick
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Tacit
Apr 29, 2005
In article <95dce.16815$>,
"ergobob" <[REMOVE].net> wrote:

How do you select Rasterization? Perhaps I can select another filter to degrade the text. Sorry, I’m new to it.

Go to the Layer menu and choose Rasterize->Type.

Filters only work on pixels. Type in Photoshop is not made of pixels; it is made of mathematical descriptions of the letters. To "rasterize" something means to turn it into pixels.


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ergobob
Apr 29, 2005
"Tacit" wrote in message
In article <95dce.16815$>,
"ergobob" <[REMOVE].net> wrote:

How do you select Rasterization? Perhaps I can select another filter to degrade the text. Sorry, I’m new to it.

Go to the Layer menu and choose Rasterize->Type.

Filters only work on pixels. Type in Photoshop is not made of pixels; it is made of mathematical descriptions of the letters. To "rasterize" something means to turn it into pixels.


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Photoshop Elements (2 year old version) doesn’t seem to have Rasterize > Type. Rasterize is just not there.

Bob
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Tacit
Apr 29, 2005
In article <ZHhce.16850$>,
"ergobob" <[REMOVE].net> wrote:

Photoshop Elements (2 year old version) doesn’t seem to have Rasterize > Type. Rasterize is just not there.

See if it’s in the same place it is in earlier Photoshop versions:

Layer->Type->Render Layer


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ergobob
Apr 29, 2005
"Tacit" wrote in message
In article <ZHhce.16850$>,
"ergobob" <[REMOVE].net> wrote:

Photoshop Elements (2 year old version) doesn’t seem to have Rasterize > Type. Rasterize is just not there.

See if it’s in the same place it is in earlier Photoshop versions:
Layer->Type->Render Layer


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You may have it, I am not sure. There is a Layer > Type but it is grayed-out. When I open a PSD file, it does not show up. I think I need to change something on the PSD file to activate Type.

Do you know what is required to get Layer > Type to work?

Thanks,

Bob
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nomail
Apr 29, 2005
"ergobob" <[REMOVE].net> wrote:

You may have it, I am not sure. There is a Layer > Type but it is grayed-out. When I open a PSD file, it does not show up. I think I need to change something on the PSD file to activate Type.

Do you know what is required to get Layer > Type to work?

You have to select the type layer first. Maybe the background layer is selected now…


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