Creative Image Inside Text Effect | Photoshop Effect | Photoshop tutorial

Updated: Dec 23, 2019

Bored with normal texts in your life ? Well then learn this tutorial on how to create this Creative Image inside text effect in Photoshop and make your text look awesome . Creating this effect might look difficult but it is not , so follow the steps mentioned below and learn this effect in Photoshop . So let's get started!






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Steps on how to create this Creative Image inside Text Effect in Photoshop :-


  • So the first step is to create a new file , so for that go to File and then select New over there and then in the pop up set the Width as 1280px , Height as 720px , Resolution as 300 px/inch and Background contents as White so this will fill the layer with White color and then click on OK


Go to File and then select New over there

Then set the following and click on OK
  • Now we need to fill the layer with nice Gradient color , so for that click on Create new fill or adjustment layer icon and select Gradient over there and then in the pop up set the Gradient as Black & White , Style as Radial , Angle as 90 deg , Scale as 500% , and tick on Reverse and then click on OK


Click on Create new fill or Adjustment layer icon and select Gradient over there

Set the following and then click OK
  • Now we need to fill the layer with the text , so for that select Horizontal type tool and then select any font of your choice (But remember to choose a font which has thickness) and then set it's appropriate size and after that set the font color as any color by changing the foreground color


Select horizontal type tool

Select any font of your choice and then set it appropriate size

Set any foreground color which will be the font color
  • After that click on the image and then type in your text and after that click on the tick icon to place it


Click on the image and type in your text

Now click on the tick icon to place the text
  • Then we need place the text at center of the image , so for that press CTRL and click on the background layer which will give you selection of both the layers i.e Text layer and Background layer


Press CTRL and click on background layer
  • After that select move tool and then click on Align vertical centers icon and then click on Align horizontal centers so this will place the text at the center of the image


Select move tool

Now click on Align vertical center and then click on Align horizontal centers

After clicking on align vertical and align horizontal
  • Now make the text layer active by clicking on it and then bring in the image you want to place inside text over here


Make the text layer active

Now bring in the image over here
  • After that we need to scale and move this image so that it look perfect inside the text , so for that reduce the opacity of the image to 50% and after that scale (Press SHIFT while scaling to scale evenly) and move the image to place it properly over text and then tick on tick icon to place it


Reduce opacity of image

After scaling and placing it properly and then clicking on tick icon
  • Then increase the opacity of image back to 100%


Increase the opacity back to 100%
  • Now right click on the image layer and then select create clipping mask over there which will only keep the image that is over the text and will hide the rest of the image


Right click on Image layer and select Create clipping mask over there

After selecting Create clipping mask
  • Then press CTRL + J to create a duplicate of this Image , which will again cover up the whole text as early without clipping mask


Press CTRL + J to create a duplicate of the image

After pressing CTRL + J
  • Now over here we need to select parts of the image that we want to come out of text using Quick selection tool , so for proper selection reduce the opacity of the image to 50% and then select Quick selection tool and then using it select the parts of the image (Note : You can press ALT and click to deselect a selection)


Select Quick selection tool

Make selection of parts of the image which you want out of the text using Selection tool
  • After that click on Add layer mask icon which will only keep selection and hide the rest of the image and then increase the opacity back to 100%


Click on Add layer mask icon

After clicking on Add layer mask icon and increasing opacity back to 100%
  • Now we need to add border around text and some shadow inside of the text , so for that make the text layer active by clicking on it and then click on Add layer style icon and select Blending options over there


Make text layer active

Click on Add layer style icon and select Blending options over there
  • Then in the pop up select stroke and then set the following , Size : 8px , Position : Outside , Blend mode : Normal , Opacity : 100% , Color : White


Click on Stroke and set the following
  • After that click on Inner shadow and set the following , Blend mode : Multiply , Opacity : 75% , Angle : 120 deg , Distance : 5px , Choke : 3% , Size : 10px and then click on OK


Click on Inner shadow and set the following and then click on OK

After applying Stroke and Inner shadow
  • Now we need to add shadow to parts of the image that are coming out of the text , so for that make the top layer active by clicking on it and then click on Add layer style icon and then select Blending options over there


Make the top layer active

Click on Add layer style icon and then select Blending options over there
  • Then in the pop up click on Drop shadow and then set the following , Blend Mode : Multiply , Opacity : 75% , Angle : 120 deg , Distance : 10px , Spread : 0% , Size : 10px and then click on OK


Set the following and then click OK

After adding drop shadown
  • Now I want to set the background color some what similar to that of image color , so for that make the Gradient layer active by clicking on it and then create a new layer by clicking on Create new layer icon


Make gradient layer active

Click on Create new layer icon

New layer created
  • Now set the foreground color as any color from the image , so I will set the color as shade of Green as my image fill with that color


Set foreground color from Image
  • Then using Paint bucket tool fill the layer with that color


Select Paint bucket tool

After filling the layer using paint bucket tool
  • After that reduce the opacity of the layer to 15%


Reduce opacity of the layer to 15%

So this will give you your Creative Image inside text effect in Photoshop!

So that's it guys!


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