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How to Place text behind an object in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I show you how to run text behind a portion of a photo. This is what you often see in magazine covers where the title or masthead goes behind a person’s head. It’s a neat effect and may look difficult to a beginner. This Photoshop effect is really easy to do, and I’ll show you how right now!

How to Place text behind an object in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I show you how to run text behind a portion of a photo. This is what you often see in magazine covers where the title or masthead goes behind a person’s head. It’s a neat effect and may look difficult to a beginner. This Photoshop effect is really easy to do, and I’ll show you how right now! I got the photo from

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Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

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Colin Smith

About Colin Smith

Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

  • Steve Karr

    Very cool, thanks!

  • suruha

    This is one of those, “Aha!” tutorials! LOL I never thought of clipping a shadow, but, why not?
    Thank you!
    Su

  • Amazing resource for anyone who wants to get better at designing. I agree about following tutorials as you learn the techniques and can apply to other projects.

  • Awesome and creative tutorial . The tutorial is also helpful for all . Love this tutorial . I’m also finding such tutorial about how to place text behind an object in Photoshop . So many man y thanks for sharing this post with us .

  • Jennifer Atterton

    Hey, Colin,

    I am going in for a competition. It requires the use of everyday objects, shapes etc to make an Avant garde outifit on a model. I’d love to see a tutorial to see how to do this seamlessly.

  • Really creative Text effect designing in Photoshop. Thanks for your tutorial.