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How to Make an Object Shaped Text Effect in Photoshop

How to Make an Object Shaped Text Effect in Photoshop

Photoshop Text Effects

Chances are, you've come across numerous online examples of text boasting captivating visual effects that instantly seize the viewer's attention. While a plethora of effects can be employed to enhance text, one particularly intriguing and visually appealing approach involves seamlessly integrating the text within objects. So today, I will show you an easy and quick method to craft an object-shaped text effect using just a single image and the default Photoshop tools.

Step 1

Open the object image you want to use for your text in Photoshop.

Step 2

Using your prefered method, isolate the object from the background. Here I will simply use the Select > Subject option.

Step 3

With your object selected, go to Edit > Copy and then to Edit > Paste.

Step 4

Select the Horizontal Type Tool (T) and type your text using any font that you want.

Step 5

With your text layer selected, go to Type > Convert to Shape.

Step 6

Press "Ctrl+T" on your keyboard to scale the text closely to the size of your object.

Step 7

Go to Edit > Transform Path > Warp.

Step 8

Drag the anchor points to roughly match the shape of your object as shown. You may hold the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard and add as many anchor points that you need to match your object.

Step 9

When finished, hit the Enter key on your keyboard to apply the transformation.

Step 10

Hold the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard, and click once over the text layer thumbnail to make a selection.

Step 11

Hide the Background and the text layer by clicking on the eye icon next to the layer thumbnail.

Step 12

With the selection active, select the object layer in the Layers Panel and click on the "Add Layer Mask" icon.

Step 13

Click on the layer mask thumbnail to make it active.

Step 14

Lastly, select the Brush Tool (B), be sure that the Foreground color is set to white and paint on the outside parts of your text to reveal the object behind.

Some Final Words:

Now that you know how to make an object shaped text effect in Photoshop, you can use this same method with any object that you want and using any text. And if you want to take the effect a bit further, you can also add some shapes on the back to create the illusion of a cutted 3d object.



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