Creating a Clipping Mask
The next thing I'd like to do in here is to make it so. The photograph that is underneath the text Onley shows up within the text itself, so it fills the text instead of having a solid color. I want a photo in there. In order to accomplish that, I need to make the photograph directly on top of the layer that contains the text. So I look in the layers panel and I see the text is a top most layer. And then if I look down my layers, I can see that right down here is the really wide photograph. I'm gonna click on that layer on. I'll drag until it appears above the text. Then there's a way in photo shop to cause one layer toe only. Show up where there's information on the layer below, and you do that by placing a layer underneath where the two overlap each other physically and then with the top of the two layers active, go to the layer menu and there's a choice called create clipping mask. When I choose that, watch what happens in my Layers panel. Specifically, watch what happens to the lay...
er that's currently active right next to the eyeball. For that particular layer, you're gonna find a down pointing arrow. That means that this layer is only going to show up where this layer contains information this layer has now clipped to that. So now you can see that I have the text appearing inside. If I use my move tool, I can still move that picture around. If I move it too far down, there won't be enough of it to cover up the tax. So I see the color of the text. But if I move it up, I can easily get it too. Phil, What I want. So I'm just going to try to scale this and position it so that different elements that I like about Barcelona show up in nice areas, for instance. Ah, here we have the cathedral. We got the smokestacks. But I think there are some other elements over in here that I would like to see within the letters. So I want to resize this. I go to edit free transform, and now I can grab the edges here and there. I can start seeing you see the church on the right side. You see, this building on the far edge. Just try to get it more optimized. When I'm done transforming. I can cross, return or enter. And if I need to change the size of the text, I can click on that layer, and I can either type command t to do free transform. Or I could go to the text tool and adjust the type size. If I want to keep the relationship between those two together size wise in change the size of both of them, I select both layers in the layers panel. Then I typed command T, and now we're moving both or reap repositioning or scaling them together.