How to Fill Text with an Image in Photoshop

This tutorial shows you how to place an image in text with Photoshop. But rather than just filling a single word or a single line of text, we’ll take things further and learn a simple trick that lets you place an image in two or more type layers at once!

In a previous video, I showed you how to create a basic image in text effect, where we placed the image in a single word ( To create the effect, all we had to do was make a copy of our image, move it above the text, and then clip the image to the text using a clipping mask.

But what if you have multiple words, each on a separate type layer, that you need to fill with the same image? How do you place an image into two, three or more type layers at the same time? In this tutorial, we’ll look at the problem we run into, and the easy solution! I’ll be using Photoshop CC but any recent version will work.

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► Video chapters:
0:00 Intro
0:33 Open your image
0:41 Add your text
1:00 Add a Solid Color fill layer above the image
1:34 Make a copy of the Background layer
1:48 Drag the copy above the type layers
1:58 The problem: Placing one image into three type layers
3:12 Place the type layers in a layer group
4:02 Clip the “Background copy” layer to the group
4:32 Adding a Drop Shadow to the text
5:46 Changing the background color
6:25 Fading the background color into the image

► Variations of this effect:
• Place an image into a single word (classic effect):
• Place a different image in each letter of a word:
• Add transparent text to an image:
• Place an image in a shape:

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