Photoshop: “Combine Photos and Text”

Here is another Lesson I’ve learned in Photoshop. I’ll Call it “Combining Photos and Text”. This is not a tutorial. I would just like to document the steps by steps to do the “combining process” so I can always go back to it if I have forgotten the procedures.

If you think this may help you to do the same, especially the beginners – feel free to do so. I am happy to share this with you.

Step  1:  Open an image or a photo in Photoshop /Duplicate the layer.

Open image

Open image

Step  2:  Hit “T” on the menu for Text / Type the text


Step 3:  Move the text to your desired position on the image or photo/ Apply a warp text if desired (I used a “flag warp” on this text).

Apply warp (Flag) on the text

Apply warp (Flag) on the text

Step 4:  Position the text layer between the 2 photo layers


Step 5:  Make the original Photo layer invisible. Activate the Text layer. Hold Alt key and the space/line between the upper photo layer and the text layer to join the 2 layers.

Position the text layer between the 2 photo layers

Position the text layer between the 2 photo layers

Step 6:  Apply effects on the text layer (fx) . Apply bevel & emboss (experiment how you want your text to look or appear. Hit ok


Apply Bevel & Emboss


Apply Bevel & Emboss

Step 7: Activate the original layer or background and Create a Layer mask 


Step 8:  Experiment with different effects. Do this on the Layer Mask (In this illustration; layer mask was inefective because I decided to apply effects directly on the image).


Step 9:  In this image, I decided to apply Filter – Blur – Radial Blur (position the center on the desired spot of the text.)


Step 10:  Save the image if you are satisfied with the result.


Have a nice day and God Bless!



57 comments on “Photoshop: “Combine Photos and Text”

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