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which layer mode setting to make text dark over light and light over dark ?

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Jun 23, 2020

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Hi,

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I type black text over a photo, can't read it over the dark parts, try the options such as multiply, difference etc for the layer, cant find one to make it contrast opposite with the image below.

subtract divide etc, no doubt have their uses ??? BUT the useful one would be to make a layer 'opposite' to whats underneath so white occurs over black and black over white and variations etc between. I hope this isnt one of those very useful things, and many folk have typed text over photos by now,  that despite all the versions so far Adobe have overlooked.

The default is Kind and Normal, what do I need for these two ?

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Merlin.

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which layer mode setting to make text dark over light and light over dark ?

Explorer ,
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Hi,

CS6

I type black text over a photo, can't read it over the dark parts, try the options such as multiply, difference etc for the layer, cant find one to make it contrast opposite with the image below.

subtract divide etc, no doubt have their uses ??? BUT the useful one would be to make a layer 'opposite' to whats underneath so white occurs over black and black over white and variations etc between. I hope this isnt one of those very useful things, and many folk have typed text over photos by now,  that despite all the versions so far Adobe have overlooked.

The default is Kind and Normal, what do I need for these two ?

Cheers

Merlin.

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Jun 23, 2020

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You could try something like below:

 

1. With the text layer active go to Layer>Layer Style>Blending Options and set the Fill Opacity to 50%

 

bl1.png

 

2. Click on Color Overlay, set the Blend Mode to Difference, change the Color to White and the Opacity to 50%

 

bl2.png

 

3. Click on Inner Shadow, set the Blend Mode to Vivid Light, change the Color to White and the Opacity to 50%

 

bl3.png

 

 

bl4.png

 

 

Not perfect by any means, but perhaps that gives you a starting point for furthur experimentation.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 23, 2020

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Not sure if I understand correctly, but would »Exlusion« on a Group with a white background not achieve this? 

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