Photoshop image within text

Adelphi03Adelphi03 Absolute BeginnerRegistered Users Posts: 17 Big grins
edited May 20, 2005 in Finishing School
Hi,

I'm a newcomer to Photoshop. I'm trying to create text which has an image inside it. I've tried opening a picture, adding a new layer with my hollow text on and that's fine. The part I'm stuck on is removing the rest of the photo around the text but not inside it.

I'm sure there's an easy way to do this, but I've searched for a while and have not been able to find a solution. I'm using PS 7 if that makes a difference.

Thanks in advance.

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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited April 17, 2005
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited April 17, 2005
    IN CS, you need to click on Layers>Create Clipping Mask, not Group With Previous.



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    Sid.
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  • Mike LaneMike Lane I � Unicode Registered Users Posts: 7,106 Major grins
    edited April 18, 2005
    Hmmm... There is a much easier way to do this in photoshop cs. Just put the text (or actually any shape you want) in a layer below the picture that you want to be inside the text and in the layers palet <alt>click between the text and the image layers. Add some layer styling and voila. Keep in mind that it is counter intuitive. The container for the image (the text or the shape-which below is "GOLDEN GATE") must be below the image in order for it to work.

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    wxwax wrote:
    IN CS, you need to click on Layers>Create Clipping Mask, not Group With Previous.
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited April 18, 2005
    Mike Lane wrote:
    Hmmm... There is a much easier way to do this in photoshop cs. Just put the text (or actually any shape you want) in a layer below the picture that you want to be inside the text and in the layers palet <alt>click between the text and the image layers. Add some layer styling and voila. Keep in mind that it is counter intuitive. The container for the image (the text or the shape-which below is "GOLDEN GATE") must be below the image in order for it to work.

    19929039-M.jpg

    Thanks Mike. What's your cursor on when you alt-click?
    Sid.
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  • Mike LaneMike Lane I &#65533; Unicode Registered Users Posts: 7,106 Major grins
    edited April 18, 2005
    wxwax wrote:
    Thanks Mike. What's your cursor on when you alt-click?
    The cursor is on the layers pallet right above the text and below the image to be in that text. I tried to get a screen shot but when I hit alt and PrtScrn all I get is a copy of the layers pallet itself. The cursor will change to two overlaping circles. You'll see what I mean.

    Mike
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  • Adelphi03Adelphi03 Absolute Beginner Registered Users Posts: 17 Big grins
    edited April 23, 2005
    Thanks for your help guys, that's exactly what I was looking for.
  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,947 moderator
    edited April 23, 2005
    That is a neat trick that I've never really thought of trying - cool! BTW, Mike's way is just a keyboard shortcut to Waxy's way. Just pointing it out cause I forget keyboard shortcuts easily, but knowing something exists in a menu, and what is is helps me down the road.

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  • GRINGOGREBGRINGOGREB Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 2 Beginner grinner
    edited May 1, 2005
    i really like the golden gate bridge text. im going to give that a go.
  • Mike LaneMike Lane I &#65533; Unicode Registered Users Posts: 7,106 Major grins
    edited May 7, 2005
    GRINGOGREB wrote:
    i really like the golden gate bridge text. im going to give that a go.
    If you need any help just let me know.
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  • TristanPTristanP Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,107 Major grins
    edited May 20, 2005
    Thanks for the mini-tutorial. I made a new sig for my AudiWorld account tonight:

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