In this tutorial, I will be showing you, how you can compose a portrait from text in Photoshop.
- Open the picture that you want to be made of text.
- Now go to the Select Menu ->Color Range..
- In the Color Range Window, select Shadows
- Certain areas of the picture would be selected. Now create a new layer by clicking on the create new layer icon in the right lower corner of the screen.
- Now make sure black is selected as the foreground color, if not make it black. Then click on the New Layer and press Alt+Del.
- Now the selected area would be filled in black.
- Now delete the bottom layer (the original picture)
- You should get something similar to this.
- Now select Type Tool in the Tool Box and make a Text Box covering the picture completely.
- Insert the text you want. Here, I will be using “LASITH MALINGA”. (Don’t use bigger fonts)
- Cover the picture completely with your text by copy pasting the text within the text box.
- Now Click on the Text layer and click on layer mask.
- Then Click on the Picture Layer and Press Ctrl+A.
- Then copy the selection by pressing Ctrl+C
- Now Press Alt Key and Click on the Layer Mask (The White Color box you find next to the T in the text layer).
- Now the screen will turn white. Now paste what you have copied by pressing Ctrl+V
- Press Ctrl+D to cancel the selection.
- Now Press Ctrl+I to invert the selection.
- Now Press on the eyeball in front of the text layer.
- You should get something like this.
- Now delete the bottom layer i.e the picture layer.
- Now you can get a picture made completely from text.
- You can add a color gradient to enhance the look if you want.
- To do that, right click on the layer and select Blending Options.
- Then Select Gradient Overlay on the Sidebar.
- Choose a gradient you prefer and click on OK.