Can you fill text with a seamless bmp file?

BG
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Brian_G_Dennis
Dec 27, 2006
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Posted this question earlier, but wasn’t really clear on it. Hopefully, this clears it up.

I want to fill some text with a full color seamless tile I have in the form of a bmp file. I would LOVE to be able to do this with layer styles if possible.

I’ve read up on .pat files a bit. The help section describes how to use the pattern maker filter, but when I try to use that on the bmp I want to use, it generates something from it. It does not leave it intact. It’s seamless already, I don’t need to MAKE a seamless pattern from it.

I’m stumped on this one. There MUST be an easy way to fill some text using a seamless bmp file.

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John_Slate
Dec 27, 2006
Open your seamless bitmap, select all and Edit>Define Pattern… give it a name

Set your type.

Above the type layer make a new layer and Edit>fill>Pattern… use your pattern.

Option-click the line between the two layers in the layers palette.
JR
John_R_Nielsen
Dec 27, 2006
Option-click the line between the two layers in the layers palette.

That’s ALT-Click on this side of the fence.
BG
Brian_G_Dennis
Dec 27, 2006
Thanks John!

Using the define pattern saved the bmp into the patterns folder. I’m now able to call it up as a pattern overlay in a layer style. PERFECT!

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