Put a Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC has never failed to astound its users with amazing ways to edit pictures and make it more attractive. It has millions of effects to add to the images.

In this article, We will learn a way to put text behind an object using Photoshop CC.

Following are the steps to add text behind an object in Photoshop CC:

Step 1: Open an image

The picture you want to edit needs to be opened in Photoshop to start the process. Click on the “File” menu from the menu bar and navigate to “Open“. Choose the image file you want to edit from the file location and then click on “Open” from the dialog box. Your chosen image will appear on the photoshop screen.

Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC
Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC

Step 2: Select the Type Tool

Go to the Photoshop toolbar in the left column on the photoshop screen. Choose the “Type” tool with the letter “T” from the toolbar.

Alternatively, you can also type the letter “T” on your keyboard.

Select “Horizontal Type Tool” as shown below.

Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC

Step 3: Style your text

Set the font of your text according to your requirements. The font can be changed using the “Options Bar” in the upper photoshop screen. You can also apply any character style to your text. Go to “Windows” and select “character“. A dialog box will appear, which will help you choose a character style.

Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC

Step 4: Type your text and resize it

Type your text over the image after selecting the font. Click and drag the text box inside or outside to contract or enlarge the text according to your needs. Move your text into the desired position over the image. For example, consider the below image:

Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC

Step 5: Disable the Text Layer

Go to the Layer Palette at the right column of the Photoshop screen. You will see an eye icon on your text layer. Click on it to disable it, as shown below.

Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC

Step 6: Select the Main Subject of your Image

You can do this using the “Quick Selection Tool” with the symbol shown below.

Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC

To select your main subject, you can either click and drag over the main subject of your image or simply click on the “Select Subject” from the “Quick Selection” options bar. The “Select Subject” button will automatically detect the main subject of your image. However, it may be incorrect sometimes. So, it would be best if you fixed it accurately after it has made the selection.

Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC

Step 7: Refine your selection

You will find the “Select and Mask” button on the right side of the “Select subject” button in the options bar. Click on this button. This will refine your selection.

Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC

Step 8: Change the View Mode

In the Refine Edge dialog box, click on view mode. Change the view mode to “white” so that your selection becomes more clear.

Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC

Set the opacity to 100%. In the Edge detection option, enable a smart radius and then increase the radius.

Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC

Now, Go to the Global refinement option, drag the “smooth” slider to the right, add contrast to your image, and adjust the other settings accordingly.

Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC

After the refining is complete, click OK.

Step 9: Create a group in the Layer Panel

To create a new group, go to the Layer Panel and click on the New Group icon. You can rename the category by double-clicking it. Then, click and drag a layer of text into the group.

Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC

Step 10: Apply and Refine the Layer Mask

Go to the Output settings area and change the “Output to” option to Layer Mask. Click on OK, and we will see our text appearing behind the image.

Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC
Text Behind an Object Using Photoshop CC

Hence, we are done with adding the text behind an object using Photoshop CC.

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