Text in Photoshop
Open an Image in Adobe Photoshop
Give it a New Name
- Go to FILE,
down to SAVE AS
- Save it
as a .psd (leave the suffix in the title: bark.psd)
image a nice easy SHORT name, without fancy symbols and
NO slashes (/)
Type the Text
Gradient Filled Text
the TYPE tool in the menu
in the image area where you want text, and follow steps
above (basic text)
the icon for typing the text
a gradient (foreground to background color) and FILL the image
area. Only the TEXT will fill!
when you are ready
Image Filled Text or Negative Text
an existing image.
the dotted TYPE tool in the menu, as described above.
in the image area where you want text, and begin to type.
You will see your image covered by a red mask - this is OK!
- After you
click on the , you
will see an outlined text and the mask will disappear.
You now have your text as a selection.
- CUT the
area of the TEXT.
Or select inverse
or paste the text on a blank background.
text cannot be edited. It is already rendered.
Layer Effects with Text
the steps above to cut out text and paste it on a separate layer.
- You may
want to add a layer of solid color below the text.
click on the layer with the text in the layers menu.
This will bring up dialogue box for experimenting with layer
are not rendered until you merge down.
Artistic Modifications of Basic Text
a layer with text as described above. This should be a second
Photoshop Layer and not a Background Layer.
- Use FILTERS
on one of the TEXT Layers (it is usually easier to turn
off the EYE on the layer that you are not working on). Gaussian
Blur is a nice effect, changing Brightness and Contrast, or
Color, is also interesting.
the hierarchy of the layers, so that the clean layer is on top,
and turn the eye back on.
the Colors or levels of the underlying layer, or add
a layer of "transparent" color
with opacity changes and layer effects between the layers.
Combining Layers of Image Filled Text
- Once you
have Mastered the steps above, you can begin to DUPLICATE
LAYERS of text and image for interesting combinations