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Create eye-catching PHOTO-FILLED TITLES in Photoshop


In this easy to follow tutorial we are going to pull off a filling text effect with an image. We are going to type text and use a clipping mask to clip the photograph so that it only shows through the letters. Because the letters are on an editable type layer, you can change the text even after the letters are filled with the image.

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Open a photograph and click the Type tool.

Select the font family, style, justification, and size.

Thick Text works best for this effect, we are using Aril Black and Impact in this example.

Click in the image and type the text.

Press (Ctrl+T) and  by holding down(CTRL) click and drag the transformation anchors to stretch the type.

Hit Enter when you are done.

Click and drag the Background layer over the New Layer button to duplicate it.

Click and drag the Background copy layer above the type layer.

Click Layer.

Click Create Clipping Mask.

The Background copy layer is indented with an arrow in the Layers palette, but the image does not change

Click here to create a new blank layer named Layer 1.

Click and drag the new blank layer below the type layer.

Press D to reset the default colors, Press (Ctrl+Backspace) to fill the layer with white. The photo appears to fill the letters on a white background.

Click the Move tool.

Click the Background copy layer to select it.

Click and drag in the image to move the photo into position inside the letters.

The photo is repositioned within the letters, creating an attractive photo title.

Now we are going to add Layer Styles to enhance the effect.

Select the Text Layer right click on it and choose blending options.

Enter the following setting for the blending options or play with them until you come up with something you like.

Here are the final versions note that you can place any type of background inside and outside the layer text.

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That’s it guys for this tutorial try experimenting with the settings and see what works best with your images.

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