28.9.12

How To Use Photos Instead of Colour for Your Text



This is one way to do it. I might post another way later on, but this is way I've been using most often ...

In photoshop, open up a blank canvas and select the text tool. I'm using a 2000 x 2000 pixel canvas ...


Set your font {it's good to use a thick one} and choose a font size. Mine's set at 100 pt ...


Type out your chosen text ...


While your text layer is selected, click Layers > Rasterize > Type ...


Cool, now open up some sweet pictures with cool colours, textures or funky little bits of whatever that you think would look snazzy as text ...


Now, head back on over to your text canvas, and choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool ...


Select your first word ...


Now choose the Move Tool and move your selection just a tiny bit, so that the outline of your text is now selected ...



Copy your selection {command c for mac or ctrl c for pc} and head on over to one of the photos you previously opened and paste your word {command v for mac ctrl v for pc} ...


Move your word to a spot on the photo that you think would look sweet as the colour fill... OK, now using the Marquee tool again, select your word just like before. And then once again using the Move tool, move your selection just a smidgen to select the outline of the word ...


Now select the background layer and once again copy your selection {command c or ctrl c}...


Open up a new blank canvas the same size as your first one, and paste your selection {command v or ctrl v} ...


Hah! Hey, how neat is that? 
So carry on with the rest of your words or letters repeating the steps we just did. If you decide you don't like the selected part of your picture just keep trying different spots until you're happy with it ...

And you should wind up with a pretty little mess of words and photos!

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