Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Blending a photo into text, part of Creating Composites in Photoshop.
I sometimes like to incorporate text into my photographic images and at times, I …actually like the text to be the image. Let me show you what I mean, I have an …image here, of some fall leaves that have gathered on the ground, and I'm going to …blend these leaves into a text layer. Let's get started by adding an actual …text layer, I'll choose the Type tool from the tool Box, and then I'll simply …click into the image and type some text. In this case I'll just type Autumn, for …example, and then I'll select that text by pressing Ctrl+A on Windows or Cmd+A on …Macintosh, and I can choose any font that I'd like.…
For this technique I tend to use relatively strong fonts, relatively thick …fonts, because that will enable more of the image to show in that text. …I can also adjust the size of the text. Generally speaking, when I'm using this …technique, I'll use the scrubby slider capability to enlarge the text, or reduce …the size as needed. To do that, I'll click on the T that's …found to the left of the pop up for the font size, and then simply click and drag …
- Composite concepts
- Creating automatic composites
- Image compositing
- Refining layer masks
- Matching images
- Adding effects to composites
- Using layer groups
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1. Composite Concepts
2. Automatic Composites
3. Image Compositing
4. Refining Layer Masks
5. Matching Images
6. Adding Effects to Composites
7. Using Layer Groups
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