Photoshop Tutorial: Place Text Behind an Object

In Adobe Photoshop, you can easily place text behind an object by using a layer mask. This tutorial will teach you how to do it.

Step 1: Open your image and add your text

Start by opening the image in Photoshop that you want to add text to. Then, select the Type tool from the Tools panel. Click on the area of the image where you want to place your text, and type your desired text.

You can use the Text tool to change the font, size, color, and alignment of your text.

Step 2: Duplicate the Background layer

The Background layer contains the original image. In order to place text behind an object, you need to create a duplicate of the Background layer. To do this, click on the Background layer in the Layers panel, and then hold down the Alt key (Windows) or Option key (Mac) and click on the Duplicate Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel.

Step 3: Create a selection around the object

Use the Quick Selection tool or the Marquee tool to create a selection around the object that you want the text to be behind. You can also use the Polygonal Lasso tool to create a more precise selection.

Step 4: Press Command + J (Windows) or Ctrl + J (Mac) to create a new layer from the selection

This will create a new layer that contains only the selected object.

Step 5: Create a layer mask for the text layer

Right-click on the text layer in the Layers panel and select “Create Clipping Mask”. This will create a layer mask for the text layer, which will hide the text behind the object layer.

Step 6: Adjust the opacity of the text layer

You can adjust the opacity of the text layer to control how much of the text is visible behind the object. To do this, click on the text layer in the Layers panel and then drag the Opacity slider to the desired opacity level.

Step 8: Adjust the position of the text

You can adjust the position of the text by dragging it around in the image window. You can also use the Move tool to fine-tune the position of the text.

Step 9: Save your work

Once you are happy with the placement of the text, you can save your work. To do this, go to File > Save As and select the desired file format.

Congratulations! You have successfully placed text behind an object in Photoshop.