You can easily shape text so it forms a custom shape using Photoshop CC. This is a great way to express yourself. For example, you can write a poem in the shape of a heart. Report facts in the shape of an animal. Or describe your personal interests in the shape of a star. Try it!
- Open Adobe Photoshop CC.
- From the File menu, select NEW.
- In the New box, set the document options. Select U.S. Paper from the Preset box and CMYK from the Color Mode box.
- Select Custom Shape Tool from the Tools panel.
- Click the Custom Shape arrow on the Options bar.
- Choose a custom shape from the panel. (To select more shapes click the Custom Shape menu picker)
- Click and drag to draw a shape.
- Use the tools on the Options Bar to adjust the Fill and Stroke.
- Click the Horizontal Type Tool from the Tools panel.
- Position the I-beam inside the shape. Wait until the cursor has a dotted circle around it.
- Type inside the shape.
- Select the text. Use the tools on the Options bar to format the font, style, size, and color. When finished,click the Commit checkmark.
- The smaller the font size the better the words fit the shape.
- Select the text layer. Click the Move tool. Drag the words away from the shape.
- If you need to edit the shape, select the Shape layer. Use the tools on the Options bar to adjust the Fill and Stroke.
Other fun Photoshop CC activities can be found in TechnoPhotoshop published by TechnoKids Inc. This technology project has lessons that use Photoshop to produce a digital scrapbook.