May 11, 2010

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  1. Feb 13 2016

    Hi Dilatasyon,

    I’m not exactly sure what is going on maybe looking at my file could help clarify some things…

    Please download the .PSD: http://www.images.scottphotographics.com/making-a-see-through-text-effect-in-photoshop/how-to-make-a-see-through-to-image-text-effect-in-photoshop-psd.psd.zip

    Kind Regards,
    Mike

  2. Feb 13 2016

    Its next to impossible for me. In photoshop the background is locked and Rasterize Layer is greyed so i am not able to select that as well. Whereas in Gimp my picture is not in background so when when i click clear it comes out white. :( Please help.

  3. Feb 4 2016

    Hi Rae,

    Possibly create a new layer above that with the colour you prefer and then a clipping mask, or use the bucket tool but selecting the layer (control or Cmd) first to fill only around the text…

    Thanks,
    Mike

  4. Rae
    Feb 4 2016

    I have completed the steps but decided I want to change my background color (do not like it). What do I do?

  5. Apr 5 2013

    Hi Jame,

    I’m not too sure whats going exactly, however to unlock your background layer, just double click on the layer and this will create it as a normal layer.

    I hope that works, let me know otherwise.

    Cheers,
    Mike

  6. Jame
    Apr 5 2013

    Its next to impossible for me. In photoshop the background is locked and Rasterize Layer is greyed so i am not able to select that as well. Whereas in Gimp my picture is not in background so when when i click clear it comes out white. :( Please help.

  7. Mar 15 2012

    cool… thank u

  8. Very cool tutorial!

  9. Sep 16 2011

    wow how is cute

  10. Dec 14 2010

    Hi Ann,

    Very good, thank you!

    I have explained the clipping mask in 3.c, but you’ve managed to make it even simpler!

  11. Ann O'Nym
    Dec 14 2010

    Waaaaay to complicated. Should be done like this:
    1) Create Text layer
    2) Create layer with Image on top of the text layer
    3) Alt+click on the border between the two layers in the layers panel.
    That’s it.

  12. Dec 7 2010

    Thanks for the feedback Jason!

  13. Dec 6 2010

    Nice photo!

    Michael Scott? Dunder Miflen paper company? (Reference to The Office TV series.)

  14. kdawg
    Jul 22 2010

    Not even it can be done differently – it should be done differently. I would use a clipping mask. You can then even put different images behind each picture to get a good effect and like anon said it’s non-destructive and easily editable.

  15. Michael
    Jun 21 2010

    Ok, thanks Anon for the tip – I’ll have to make an adjustment to the tutorial, as a secondary option.

  16. Anon
    Jun 21 2010

    *non destructive

  17. Anon
    Jun 21 2010

    Didn’t like. It can be done with an alpha mask which is better since it’s non constructive and it allows further modification.

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