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Jan 07, 2016

How to Place an Image in Text in Photoshop

In today’s episode, we show you how to place an image in text in Photoshop!

Working With Text

Combining an image with text can be a super fun and effective technique.  We start off with choosing our text and font.  With our end goal in mind, we wanted to choose a text that was thick enough for the image to show through.  After choosing a text, we adjusted the spacing of our text to our liking.

Clipping Mask 

After we chose our text, we brought our image into photoshop.  From there we used a clipping mask to make sure the image was only shown within the text.

Styling

From there we added a bit of style to the image.  We used a drop shadow to help the text pop and stand out from the background.  We also went in and changed the color of the background.

 

 

 

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    Ben Lebbink

    Very usefull for my photobook from USA Motorreizen.nl ” Western Discovery II ” . Thanks Aaron .

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    Jim

    A quick and easy way to create cards for advertising. Creating special images for Valentines Day and other romantic times.

    Thanks for all the help you and your team provide. How about using a single light portrait or using “speedlight”/ on camera flash units for those of us not yet into full studio lighting?

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    JohnH

    Another great tutorial. Thank.
    Would love to see a tutorial on giving a photo a painted look, oil or water color effect.
    Thanks again

  • silva

    Can someone help me with this? I actually just want to buy one each but it turns out that I buy twice, it is my first time to purchase on phlearn and I didn’t I click it twice and because of the internet connection maybe i clicked it twice. Can you pull off each one of the order. And give me a refund? I really love phlearn hoping for your responcrCan someone help me with this? I actually just want to buy one each but it turns out that I buy twice, it is my first time to purchase on phlearn and I didn’t I click it twice and because of the internet connection maybe i clicked it twice. Can you pull off each one of the order. And give me a refund? I really love phlearn hoping for your responce. Commented on this because to one is replying with my email.

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    Jeff

    Aaron you have done it again, I have become a big fan of Phlearn, thank you so much for bringing this to all of us struggling with learning Photoshop!

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    Adebayo Oluwole John

    It is faster and quicker in Photoshop than in Coreldraw. I’ll work more on this for proficiency. Thanks PHLEARN!

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    susan

    You are the best in these tutorials! I’ve listened to many but you bring your enthusiasm. You’re very concise and to the point! I love how you begin by stating what we will be learning and at the end bring it all together and wrap it up in conclusion. Again, the BEST

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    Debby

    You are such a great teacher! Lessons within a lesson within a lesson. Thank you!

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    Edward

    excellent tutorial, loved
    now is a Q how to create a layer from a drop shadow ?
    cheers

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      Lorenz Onyekachi

      Dear @Edwin
      You can convert layer effects to actual layers by choosing Layer > Layer Styles > Create Layers. Not all effects can be reproduced as layers so you will see a warning box. If you only want to create layers from some of the effects, make a duplicate of the layer, hide the effects you do not want, then create layers.

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    Sharlene

    Beautiful video. This is my first visit to your site and you gave exceptional instructions on how to place an image into text. I appreciate it so much because I am new to Photoshop. Again, thank you so much and look forward to learning more by watching your videos. You are a great instructor….

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    reddog86d

    I can’t do it, my image keeps going to a different work window! I don’t know why? It’s very frustrating. I am getting the image from my Pictures folders.

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    reddog86d

    Adobe said my graphics card Nvidia is not compatible for Photoshop! Not the reason why I couldn’t get my image to the right place in previous question. Lightroom good enough ro what I do., on my HP. but for this tutorial, I had problems with step. I did eventually get the project done, but for the newbie it was not fun, because I didn’t know what the problem was! Which was extremely frustrating! Now that I know the problem I may be able to work around those problems, like I do in Lightroom.

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    John Harbour

    Hey. Sorry, I’m stuck. I have the word “Maui” done. I’ve chosen my photo in LR and chose to edit it in PS. (I have LR and PS CC). You made getting the photo into the same workspace as the text work look easy. I open a photo in PS, and I can’t find the text. How do I get these two together? I’m sure it’s easy, but I’ve pushed every button I can find. Please help.

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    Al

    All steps followed and I get the image in the text. Other changes made. When I go to background to change the color, the color is placed over the entire image and covers any work on the upper layers. Any remedy to that?

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    Courtney Bingham

    I opened my photo that I wanted to place in my text which is “love”, but when I opened my picture, I can’t seem to find my document with the text. What should I do using a Mac computer to find my text document?

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    Karen

    Please help. As many others gave commented, I too cannot get my photo to come up in the same layer screen as my text. It comes up as a background layer and I see no way to get the two in the same place where they need to be. Please help.

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    Rayhan

    Thanks for the tutorial, it’s really easy and fun, now i really know how to edit text characters, and here’s my image in text :-), with the word “laut” which means “sea” in Indonesian :->

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    Alexander Tozier

    that’s good, thanks for sharing,.. I think this is great blog

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    Courtney Brice

    Thanks so much for this tutorial!! You guys are seriously the reason I’ve learned how to use photoshop 🙂 I really appreciate all your hard work.

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    Bill

    Awesome! I am a beginner to PS and I am looking for a tutorial for creating overlays that have transparent areas that I can populate later.