Part Two [Cont.]
- Let’s add some dimension to our flower. Select the shape layer and add a Bevel & Emboss:
- Click on the fx icon at the bottom of the Layers panel.
- Select Bevel & Emboss.
- Set the Size to 18.
- Click OK.
- Now let’s move the flower image up to the left:
- Click on the photo layer in the Layers panel.
- Hold the Ctrl key (Mac: Cmd) down and click on the shape layer. This will select two layers at the same time.
- Select the Move tool in the Tools panel (the black arrow at the top).
- Click-and-drag in the image window to move the flower into the upper-left corner. Make a bit of it disappear off the top and left edges.
- Save the file.
Part Three: Add Some Text
- Select the top layer in the stack. We want to add a text layer above it, which will happen automatically when we start typing.
- Select the Horizontal Type tool in the Tools panel.
- In the Control panel, select a font (I chose BrodyD). Set the font size to something large like 250pt.
- Click on the Set the text color rectangle. It is just to the right of the text alignment buttons. This will open the Color Picker for the text color.
- In the Color Picker, type in 255-255-255 for the RGB values. this gives us a pure white.
- Click OK to close the Color Picker.
- Click anywhere in the image window and type the word spring.
- Let’s flip the text sideways:
- Press Ctrl+T on your keyboard to transform the text.
- Right-click inside the transformation box.
- Select Rotate 90° CCW (counter-clockwise) from the contextual menu.
- Press Enter/Return on your keyboard to save the transformation.
- Select the Move tool again and move the text to the bottom-right corner of the image.
- Set the blend mode for the new text layer to Overlay (the blend modes can be found in the dropdown menu at the top of the layers panel).
- Save the file.
Here is the final image:
Here is another image in which I used a custom shape for a clipping mask:
Here are two images done in a similar manner. However, instead of a custom shape, I used a text layer to clip an image to: