by Amy Palermo
What you’re trying to do actually a simple technique when you use a clipping mask.
To form images in the shape of text with a clipping mask:
- Open an image you wish to form into the shape of text. If it’s a locked background layer, double-click on the layer and press OK in the New Layer dialog box.
- Select the Horizontal Type tool from the Tools panel, and type some text. Format the text with a large, bold font.
- Drag the text layer to position it below the image layer. Then, select the image layer, as shown in Figure A.
- Press -click (right-click in Windows) on the image layer and choose Create Clipping Mask from the pop-up menu.
Your Layers panel should resemble ours, as shown in Figure B. You can see our image results in Figure C.