Adobe Photoshop is a great software and with the right usage can yield results which are highly professional and peerless. The software is loaded with high end tools and is currently regarded as one of the best, if not the best, softwares in the field of digital imaging. It has almost everything that you could possibly want to do with your image.
When it comes to filling text with images, the process can be performed relatively easily and quickly in Photoshop.
Preview in Photoshop a landscape image in definite color. Pictures with a lot of one vivid color in a definite area, or with similar color in the background of the image, on which the text will be placed, needs to be avoided. This image with a definite color combination is a good example for adding text.
The Text tool of Photoshop needs to be selected and you need to click on the picture which will automatically create a new layer for text. In this box, the text needs to be typed in which you want to show through the image. If need be, the font size of the text can also be changed to something bigger or smaller by selecting the text over the image and altering the size in the options palette. It can also be altered by simple clicking and dragging the text with the help of the move tool. For resizing it manually, press and hold the “Shift” key for maintaining proportion, and press “enter” in the end to apply the changes.
Change the font to a thick and strong one, for example, Gotham font.
Now double click on the background layer for converting it to a normal layer. Give it a name, for example, “Layer 0″ in the picture and press “ok”.
Press and drag the “Layer 0″ over the layer of text in the Layers palette.
Hover the cursor over the image in between the layers on the Layers palette and follow it with “Option” (PC: “Alt”). This results in the cursor turning into another icon, which has two circles. Click once. The text will now contain the pixels of the image, in the shape of the provided text.
After selecting the Move tool, press and drag the layer of text around the canvas. This will let you choose the perfect place on the picture which shows through the text.
If the file is saved in JPEG format, Photoshop automatically adds a background that is white. In order to preserve the transparency, the file needs to be saved in the GIF format. For previewing what the background will look like, click on the option “Add new layer” on the layers palette, and press and drag a new layer in the bottom. Click on the foreground color and then select the background color, in most cases white. Next select “Option” – delete in order to fill the layer with the selected color.
There are various other ways and alternatives to carry out the same thing but in a slightly differentiated capacity. Let’s take the following image for example.
Add 3 text layers separately. Select the text tool in Photoshop and click on the picture. Enter the text “Ocean” and resize it as and when required.
Go to “Option” and then click in order to make a replica of the text and then use the text tool again to change the duplicated text to “Surf”. Again, “Option” or “Alt-Click” and change the text to “Sea”. Position all the text in the way shown below and choose all the layers of text in the layers palette and from layer – merge layers (otherwise press “Cmd-E” (PC: “Ctrl-E”).
Repeat step 8.
That’s it! You are now ready to start creating super professional designs and showcasing your knowledge and skills of Adobe Photoshop.
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