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I wonder if any of you more experienced users could shed light on how I can achieve an inverted text effect using Affinity. Basically I want the same effect as the attached file.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Benj

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You haven't said whether you're using Affinity Designer or Affinity Photo, but I suggest that you investigate the 'exclusion' and 'difference' blend modes.


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You haven't said whether you're using Affinity Designer or Affinity Photo, but I suggest that you investigate the 'exclusion' and 'difference' blend modes.

 

Try this:

 

Create a new layer.

Enter your text on that layer.

Change the all of your text from black to white (it is the background colour).

Then using the blend mode as mentioned by Alfred, keep your white text selected then use Contrast Negate.

 

Job done. B)

 

HTH 

 

peter


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I'm thinking that a Negation/Exclusion/Difference blend will be great for creating black over the white areas....

BUT it's not going to give you pure white over imagery (the face).

Those blends will create white only over black areas, for sure.

 

Sorry Peter, Contrast Negate aint gonna "cut it"  ;) ... post-12544-0-88773100-1465057422_thumb.png  (unless, of course, that's the effect one is looking for.)

 

Soooo,

 

Pic 1) Create a layer underneath the color photo that is exclusively black or white.

(I used the Selection Brush tool.... and for this example spent about 15 seconds refining it  ;) )

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Pic 2) Move the text, with Blending set to Erase, as a child of the photo.

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Still fully moveable. I placed it over the eyelash just to show a tough spot B) . 

 

Alternatively, you can use the text as a mask to the B&W layer placed above the color image.

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But you still need the B & W silhouette (imho)  :)

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