Photoshop Text Effects
There are times when you make a text effect in Photoshop that you probably need to rasterize the text making it no longer editable. But there is a work around to keep the text fully editable while you can still make a nice text effect. Today, I will show you how easily you can use a flat text and an image to make a fully editable text effect in Photoshop that you can later edit. You'll be able to change the font, size, color, move it around, and even edit the effect without having to make the whole process again.
Open your image in Photoshop.
With the Background layer selected, press Ctrl+J on your keyboard to duplicate it and rename this layer to "Figure".
Select the Horizontal Type Tool (T) and using any font and color type your text. In this case, I am using "Heavitas" at 400 pt in a yellow color.
Select the "Figure" layer and go to Layer > Arrange > Bring to Front.
Using your favorite method, make a selection of your subject. In this case, I will simple use the Select > Subject Photoshop feature.
With the selection active, go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection.
Now go to Layer > Create Clipping Mask.
Select the Text layer and go to Layer > Layer Style > Stroke. Set any stroke size, position, and color you like. In this case, I will set the size to 20, the color to white and the stroke position to Inside.
Lastly, check the Drop Shadow effect. Again, set the drop shadow that best suits your image/text and click OK in the Layer Style panel. In this case, I am using a black color shadow with the blend mode set to Multiply and with 20% opacity.
Now you know how easily you can make this text effect in Photoshop, you can edit your text as you normally do in Photoshop, change the font, size, and even reposition the text to your liking without having to make the whole effect again.