How to Weave Text in and out of a Photoshop Image
Hi there in this video, we are going to get the model here to interact with the type kind of weaving in front back. It's super popular at the moment. Let's look out and do it in Photoshop. Now, now, a little note before we get started, this builds on the previous video. If you're jumping straight to this video, I'm gonna show you what we've done. Basically. What we did was we took the model, we used the quick selection tool, which is this one here to make a selection around the model. Then we copied and pasted onto its own layer, all by itself. Okay? You can see here on its own layer. Then we put some type in between the top layer in the bottom layer and that's where we get started in this tutorial. Now we want to do this and get it to kind of weave in and out. Let's get started. Okay, to get started, open up the file that you were working on earlier. Okay, remember we cut this woman out and we put text behind her. Um If you didn't do it again, just jumping straight to this video, you ...
can open up the exercise file. Okay? It's called layer masks oh three. And you can just start with my version here. All right. Like we did in the last tutorial where we just painted maybe we did the half and half Ok, where it was half new renovation, half old. We did this exact same thing here. So what we're gonna do is make sure that you've got the model layer selected if you are just jumping back into this, we've actually cut uh this woman out of the background, she's still there in the background. Okay. But we've kind of broken her out so that there's text in between the top layer selected. Just like we did with the last tutorial. Got no selection was gonna hit layer mask. Remember allow mask is white means it's not doing anything at the moment until I paint it with my paintbrush using black. Okay if it's not black, hit this little icon, click this double arrow to switch it around to make sure black is at the front. Now in terms of brush sizes it doesn't really matter in this case it's it's pretty forgiving. So any old sizes, any old, anything around 50 or 60 hardness, it doesn't really matter, I'm going to have mine up reasonably high because what you'll see is watch this, I'm gonna paint across there and across there and across there. So what I'm doing though, it looks perfect, right? You're like oh how did that happen? It's because once we turned the bottom layer off you'll see and the text layer basically just cut a big hole in the leg. I didn't really care where the edges was because the text is there and then the background fills in that last little gap. It's a neat trick. Now you just gotta decide what you want in there so make sure you're on the right layer. Okay and make sure you're working on the mask. Okay? So it's got a line around the outside, got a black paint brush and just paint out some bits. Those two little things work for me if you're working on your own bit of text, okay? You might have put your own name or use your own font, yours is going to be different from this, so you might have to experiment with what works and what doesn't. I love that we're getting to a stage now in the course where we're starting to kind of, I don't know, double back on some things and add a little bit of extra. Don't want to say the word pizazz, pizazz came came into my head. Let's not play with that. A little bit of magic. That's quite magic. Like always. I'd love to see what you've done, okay, if you've got a different type, I'd like to see how you've kind of got it interacting, so share it here in the comments or in the project section or if you're brave enough send it up onto instagram, I am bring your own laptop, tag me in it. I'd love to see what you've done onwards to the next course