Clipping an image inside type


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Clipping an image inside type

I get this question a lot: how do I get an image or a picture to show up in just the shape of text or type? Well it's quite simple, actually. So, if you take a look at the Layers panel, I've got a Type layer here - you can turn that on and off - and I've got a Background Image layer. What I want to be able to do is only see this flower in the shapes of these letters and not see the rest of the flower image. So, I basically want to use that Type layer as a clipping mask, or as a mask for that particular image. Now the way you need to do this is convert this Background layer to a Normal layer, because we need to move this image above the Type layer to get this started.

So, to do it, let's just double-click on the word Background in the Layers panel to give it a different name. We can call it Photo, since we already have a layer called Daisy. Go ahead and click OK, and we're going to go ahead and move this Photo layer on top of the Daisy layer. And then to get this photo ...

Clipping an image inside type
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Clipping an image inside type provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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