To place text on image, you’ll need:
- Any recent version of Photoshop
Open the image you want to place inside the text in Photoshop.
Duplicate this layer by pressing Command+J (Macs) / Ctrl+J (Windows).
Now, we will add a new layer between the background layer and duplicate layer. Command-click (Macs) / ctrl-click (Windows) on the New Layer option to add the new layer.
Fill this layer with white by going to Edit > Fill and using the settings shown below.
It’s time to add the text, but before that, select the topmost layer so that we can see the text when typing.
Now, select the Type Tool and choose the font of your choice in the Options Bar. For this effect, fonts with thick letters work best.
To help see the text, I’ll be writing with white color. The color doesn’t matter since we’ll be placing the image in the text, so choose any color that helps you see the text.
You will probably need to reposition and resize the text. To do so, press Command+T (Macs) / Ctrl+T (Windows) to enter Free Transform. When resizing the text, hold the Shift key to maintain proportions.
Place the type layer between Layer 1 and Layer 2.
We will now create a clipping mask in order to place the text on image. To do so, select Layer 1 and go to Layer > Create Clipping Mask.
I will now add a drop shadow to the text. This step is optional and if you like the current look, you can skip it.
To add the drop shadow, select the type layer and click on the Layer Styles option.
Select Drop Shadow from the list that appears and use the settings shown below.
And we’re done! The text on image tutorial is complete!