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Part 5. Adding Titles and Text > Creating “Hollow” Type

Creating “Hollow” Type

A type mask is a selection just like one you'd make with the Lasso, Marquee, or Magic Wand tool but it's shaped like type. You can use it to fill type with pieces of the image (or another image).

Right-click the Type tool.

Choose Horizontal Type Mask Tool.

Click to choose the starting point of the text in the image. Type some text and press Enter on the numeric keypad.

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Use Fat Letters

A type mask works best with big, fat letters. Use it on titles for a decorative effect. If you apply it to smaller text or to a block of words, the result probably won't be readable.


Choose Edit, Copy, or press Ctrl+C.

Choose Edit, Paste, or press Ctrl+V.

Choose the Move tool, or press V.

Click and drag the copy of the text to reposition it in the image. The background from the original position shows through the “hollow” text.


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