The possibilities for creating images with text in Photoshop are exciting. By adding text to your photo projects you will be able to make your own postcards, add slogans to photo collages, create advertisements, web site graphics, logos, signs, color photo brochures, flyers, and much more.
The following are a few of the things you can do with text in Photoshop.
One of the benefits of Photoshop’s system of layers is that you can move text around. In fact, you can move each letter of a word independently of each other. This allows the user to perfectly position text for the best composition.
3D Text Effects
You can create shadows behind text, give it texture or make it glow.
Put Photos inside Text
With Photoshop it is easy to create text with photo image inside. In other words instead of creating a solid color or texture you can fill the text with a photographic image. This is only useful when you are working with very large fonts.
You can even create text that is curved or is in different shapes.
You can see that the possibilities for incorporating text into your images are limitless.
The most important thing to consider when working with text in Photoshop is to choose the right font for the job. Some fancy fonts may not be strong enough to show up or print well over a busy image.
Experiment with different fonts and font sizes for the best result. Also, if you plan on printing your project don’t assume that because it looks good on your monitor that it will print well.
Print your image to see how the text looks on paper. One way to make your text stand out is to use blending options including shadows and various filters.