How to Merge an Image With Text

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Posted on September 22, 2021 by Zen Watercooler

In Photoshop, the key to creating great-looking artwork is to work in layers. You can easily create text images with an image filling the text in Photoshop.  Here’s how you do it.

Step 1: Create a blank layer in Photoshop. 

Step 2: Place a great-looking image. In this example, I’m going to use a cracked lava picture.

Create a layer in Photoshop and import your picture.

Step 3: Add an additional layer and type in your text.  It does not matter what color the text is (I’m just using white because it’s easy to see).

Step 4: Move the image (photograph) layer above the text.  (The text will disappear because it will be below the image).

Step 5: Select both layers (click on the layers panel and hold down the Shift key, selecting both the image layer and the text layer). 

Step 6: With both layers selected, put the mouse right in between the layers and press the ALT key.

This creates what is known as a “layer mask” – the image is now sitting inside the text. 

You can save the resulting image as a PNG file and use it on shirts, coffee mugs, or whatever you like!

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Marta Torres

September 28, 2021

Easy to follow. Thanks

Such a helpful tutorial! Will definitely try this out.

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