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4- Duplicate the text layer. You will make one that is going to be transparent and leave the other alone.
5- Okay now you have two layers of the same text. I hid one layer so you don't see it. To hide a layer just click on the little eyeball on the layer palette. (I just did this so you can see what the bottom layer of text look like. The top text is still the same. Take the bottom layer and change the blending mode to screen. This will make it transparent. Once you are sure it looks right just click on the eyeball next to the layer that is hidden and make it revisible.
6- Now duplicate the layer again. So now you will have two solid text and one transparent. The top layer you want to keep visible, the layer underneath you want to hide.
7- Add a layer mask to the top layer.
8- The layer mask is great to erase with. You can erase something and then if you don't like it you can delete the mask and the layer will stay the same. To use it just use the paint brush. You should have the default colors black foreground and white background. Pick a large soft eraser brush and then you can start to erase the top layer of text so that the transparent layer shows through.
9- Duplicate the second frame of animation so you will have three frames of animation now.
10- Then you are going to repeat the steps from step 6.
(I am showing it again so you don't get confused)
11- Keep the top layer visible and hide the layer underneath so that the only layer visible is the top layer and the very bottom layer of text (the one that is transparent). Just like you did before.
12. Then erase a little more of the text using the paint brush. Keep repeating these steps until you have erased the entire top layer. You can do this with as many frames as you want. I try to make several frames so the animation doesn't look choppy.