3. Click your mouse to the left of your photo wherever you’d like to start typing your word. You’ll see your photo turn red. That’s what it’s supposed to do.
4. Okay, now, type your word. I started a little too far over to the right on this sample, but I just clicked the little red circle with the line through it to cancel and tried again. 5. When you’re happy with where your letters are, click the green checkmark to accept, or just hit the Enter key. Now you’ll end up with your photo, and your word on top with marching ants around the word. What has happened is that the program has made a selection around the photo in the shape of the word you typed. Remember how you can use the selection tool to draw around objects in your photo, and it makes a selection of whatever you drew around? This does the same thing, only it makes a selection in the shape of your text.
7. In this example, I just created a new document (Ctrl+N) and pasted the word (Ctrl+V) onto the new document. Voila!
This technique is easier than typing your text, rasterizing the layer, then creating a clipping mask – which is the other way you can do this technique (if you remember the tutorial on cutting a shape out of a photo.) Anyhoo – hope this made sense. I’ve ben super busy lately and I haven’t had time to sit down and come up with a fabulous tutorial this week. This might become the norm – not sure 😦 Anway, hope you can get some use out of this fun and easy tool!