Creating Text From An Image on Adobe Photoshop
Step 1: Open the image you would like to use as your lettering
Step 2: Duplicate this layer
The easiest way to do that is by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+J (Win) / Command+J (Mac). Or you can right click on “Layer 1” and click “duplicate.”
Step 3: Add a new blank layer between “Layer 1” & “Layer 2”
Hold down your Ctrl (Win) / Command (Mac) key and click on the New Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers palette.
Step 4: Fill the new layer with White
You can use the fill icon or go to edit > fill
Step 5: Select Layer 1 & use the type tool to add text
Step 6: Move the text layer below “Layer 1” (background copy here)
Step 7: Select Layer 1 (Again, background copy here) & create a clipping mask
With “Layer 1″ selected in the Layers palette, go up to the Layer menu at the top of the screen and choose Create Clipping Mask:
Step 8: All done!
– Kathleen Meriano