How to create Text Effect using any background with Photoshop

We see many options and examples of Text Effect in Photoshop. In this tutorial I will share that how to create text effect by using any background.

Here I have this image of grass and I am going to create text effect on it as you can see in the image below.

First settle down on an image. I selected the image below.

Go to tool bar and select the Type Tool. You can use shortcut also just Press T key on your keyboard.

Then type in the text which you want. Make sure to have the text big sized and bold. If you take smaller fonts, the text effect may not show up properly.

We have one image and two layers. One is the background or the grass layer. The other one is the text layer.

Creating Grass Effect to the text.

  • First select the background image layer and duplicate the layer.
  • For duplicating the layer just select the background layer and right-click on the layer in layer palate.
  • You can see this palate and click on duplicate  layer. (You can also use shortcut for this one just press Ctrl+J.)

  • A box will pop to prompt you to duplicate the background layer as a copy. Click on OK.

  • Here we have two layers of background image. Now what we will do is select the text layer and then make an selection on the layer itself.
  • For selection just go into layer palate and hold Ctrl key and click on text layer’s white area as shown in image below.

  • After making selection on text layer go to Select >>Inverse and then click on it.
  • Now select the background copy layer which was below the text layer.
  • Now when we click Inverse and select background copy layer.

  • Press Delete and deselect the layer. Go to Select >> Deselect the layer selection.

  • We have three layers now and we need to hide the text and main background layers.
  • For hiding the layer go to layer palate and just click on eye icon of the layer.
  • We can see the background grass image cut out in the shape of the text. ( See the image below)

  • Now we give more style to the text layer. Goto the layer palate and click style icon at the bottom of the palate. (See the below image)

  • Click on Bevel and Emboss option and take values like I have in the image below.

  • Then go to the layer style again and select Drop Shadow.

  • Now select Outer Glow take values like in image below.

  • You are free to create different styles and values as you wish according to the image.

Go to the layer pallet and on the main background layer which was hidden all this while. Here we have our image.

Now we see our final result of Grass Text Effect. Did you like this tutorial? Do drop in your comments and views.

How to Cut Object Image from the Picture with Photoshop

In this post we see how to cut an object image from the any picture image. There are many different ways to cutout an image in Photoshop.

Some tools are Lasso Tool or Magic Wand Tool. Here in this post I will show how to use the Pen Tool for cutting out the image. We can cut the image very quickly and cleanly by using the Pen Tool as compared to other cutting tools in Photoshop. This method is very useful to create rounded curves.

Here I have this Image for our tutorial. Now we are going to cut out this person’s  image from the full image.

  • First of all go to Tool bar and select the Pen Tool.
  • Right click on it and you can see this tool palate.

  • When you select Pen Tool you can see Pen Tool properties at the top.
  • Select the Paths option for getting paths on the image. (see image below)

  • Select around the Object Image using the Pen Tool as shown in the image below.

  • Selection should go around image object we want to cut out as shown in the image below.

  • When we complete image selection just press Ctrl+Enter to join the two points of the selection.
  • Now we have selected the background image here to be cut out.

  • Now its time to remove background image. Just click on  Select >> Modify >> Feather as shown below.

  • Here I have taken Feather Radius value – 1 pixel. This is basically to make the image soft.

  • After selecting feather Radius Value, delete the selected image part.

Here is the final image.

This way in a quick few steps I have managed to cut out a part of an image or cut out the background form an image. Do you have any more suggestions or tips? Do share them with your comments.

Quick Tip: How to Create a Speed Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will see how to create the Speed Effect with using Motion Blur Filter. The image is two parts where the motorcycle has been overlapped on the background.

#1. First take the Images

For this tutorial we need image of car or bike and another one should be on any road or any natural settings.

I decided to go with the image below. ;-)

#2.Cut out the Bike Image

Cut out the bike image. You can cut it with the Pen tool.

Now the image looks like the one below.

#3.Drag the Bike Image

Now open the second image. Then drag the Bike Image on Road image. This way we have two images in the file.

#4.Here we go for our Speed Effect

Now lets go for our Speed Effect. Select the Layer of Road picture image and go to Filter> Blur> Motion Blur.

Now you can see this palate. Keep your Angle Value -34, Distance 10px for this one and click OK.

You are free to change Angle Value and also Distance value as per your picture’s specifications. At the end of it we get a effect like in the image below.

Then select the Bike image layer and go to Filter> Blur> Motion Blur keep Angle value -34, Distance 4px, after that make the selection around the wheels of Bike and go to Filter> Blur> Radial Blur keep your Amount value – 8, Blur Method – Spin, Quality – Good. Click OK. :-)

Here we have got our Speed Effect with simply 2-3 steps. It’s take hardly took me ten minutes.

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How to create solid color square box more effectively using filters in Photoshop

In this post we see how to create solid color box more effectively by using some filters. You can create this effect in simple four–five steps.

So here I show you the simple and unique box effect.

First create a new file in Photoshop. Create a solid color box in your work area you can take any color for box as you want.

The box is something as shown in the image below.

  • Here we see simple solid color box.
  • Now we go for our unique box effect
  • Select the box layer and look up Filter > Noise > Add Noise.  You can see this pallet as shown in image below.
  • I take Amount value – 5, and select Gaussian and keep Monochromatic on for this one.
  • You can change amount value or any more setting as per your preferences.

Now we have the image of the box with slight matting as seen below.

After that we can give some another filter effect to make our box more descent. Go to Filter > Brush Strokes > Angled Strokes and you can see this pallet.

Here I keep my pallet setting as below Direction – 50, Stroke Length – 15, Sharpness – 3. You can keep it as per your requirement. Here we got the more effective box image.

Now we are go for some more effect for border edges. For this one go once again to

Filter > Distort > Ripple and you can see this pallet. You can set it’s value amount as per your image requirement.

Here I take Amount value – -142 and size – Medium.

Here we convert our fine border in to Ripple edges. See the image below.

Now we give some more effect to this one for more descent look.

Go to Layer Style > Stroke set it as per your image requirement. Here I keep this one. See the image below.

We can give some shadow effect to it. It’s help the border to come out and be more defined. Our image looks more effective. Now here we can see how it looks.

Finally we got our unique square box image more effectively. Hope you people like it.

If you liked reading this tutorial you might want to check out how to create Image Relection using Photoshop. Do drop in your comments and views.

How to Create Image Reflection in Photoshop

We can see many types of tutorial about Image Reflection in Photoshop. You can create this effect by using layer mask and gradient effect. In this post we can see how to create Image Reflection in an easier way.

You can create Image Reflection effect in a few simple steps.

I will show steps by which you will be able to take the image to the left and transform it with a reflection like the one to the right. (See image below).

Now here below I have included the original Image I will use for this tutorial.

  • Before we start please create duplicate the image.
  • Select the image layer and simply right-click on it for duplicate layer.

When we right-click on the image layer we can see this palate. (See the image below)

  • Click on it. We can also give name to this layer.
  • We can also use short cut key Ctrl+J to duplicate the image.

Now select the duplicate image layer and place it at below the Original image.

  • Now we need to reverse the image. Select the image and go to Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical.

Now we have got our reverse image. :-)

Click on the below image and go to Tool bar. Now just right-click on Marquee Tool. We will see this pallet

Select the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and make a selection on the below image. Ideally it should be from bottom up to half-size of image like the one shown below.

Now keep choice on image and go to Select > Modify > Feather we can see this palate.

  • Select the Feather Radius value. Here I take Feather Radius value -50. Now just press delete 2-3 time as per your image requirements.

Now for make more realistic effect go to layer pallet select Opacity give Opacity value – 50%. You can adjust it as per your image requirement.

There we go. We have our Image Reflection effect.

Hope you liked this tutorial. I will try to write a few more in the future. If you know of other Photoshop tips and tricks do share them with your comments.