Explore a simple, yet effective technique for putting an image inside letter shapes in this video.
- [Instructor] This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Taking a picture and putting it inside a letter shape. But if you choose the right picture, and you choose the right letter shape, it can be a really effective technique. Let's see how it's done. So here's my starting point. I got my ampersand on top of this picture of winter trees. First of all, I need to adjust the stacking order. The image needs to go on top of the type, and then we need to clip the image to the type.
And I can do that by coming to the Layers panel menu and choosing Create Clipping Mask, or use the keyboard shortcut, Command+Option+G or Control+Alt+G, or the way I tend to prefer to do it, is by holding down the Option or Alt key, and just clicking on the horizontal line that separates those two layers. Now in addition, I might also just want to move the image around within the letter shapes. So I'll come to my move tool, and I could just adjust that so that it completely defines the shape of the letter.
- Illustrating a concept
- Modifying letterforms
- Creating distressed text with a displacement map
- Creating effects such as smoky or fiery type
- Painting type with custom brushes
- Creating print-inspired type effects
- Working with multilayered type
- Creating a type portrait
- Creating nostalgic type treatments
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Textureswith Nigel French1h 47m Intermediate
1. Simple Type Effects
2. Damaged and Distressed Type
3. Real-World Type Effects
4. Print-Inspired Type Effects
5. Type and Pattern
6. Type Portraits
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