I can create fake extruded text by rasterizing a type layer and doing a motion blur:
Then using a levels adjustment:
(this is from this answer )
I would now like to color the text. Is there any non-destructive way to do this and keep the layers separate? I thought creating a color fill layer and clipping it would work but it doesn't. Beyond merging everything, selecting the black, and coloring is there anything else I can do?