Get cre­ative with type

Warp your favourite say­ing into the shape of a por­trait us­ing this fun Pho­to­shop tech­nique. Jason Parnell-Brookes shows you how

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Put a new twist on your por­traits by in­clud­ing a favourite poem or say­ing

Text and im­ages are some­times hard to pair to­gether well. We’ve all seen the typ­i­cal work of novice de­sign­ers, where a black box is sim­ply laid over the im­age and white or coloured text placed on top. But there’s an­other way to team the two – and we don’t need to be pro­fes­sional de­sign­ers to do it.

By us­ing some ba­sic tools in Pho­to­shop, we can make our text wrap around the sub­ject’s face in a por­trait and dou­ble up on cre­ative con­tent. A pho­to­graph will punch through the dis­torted text in the fi­nal im­age.

Once you’ve done it, you can ap­ply this tech­nique to any por­traits – per­haps a home­made birth­day card with your favourite per­son and poem, or a mo­ti­va­tional speech by one of your idols. Let’s take a closer look at how it’s done.

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