How to Create a Text Portrait Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to create a Text Portrait Effect in Photoshop in literally a few clicks. All you need is a portrait photography. You can download the one I’m using or any portrait photography of your choice.

In this short process, I’ll be using Photoshop 2022 but any version of the software will work.

Click here to download the image and follow along.

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The original image

And here’s the final result.

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Quote from Hoda Kotb

How to Create a Text Portrait Effect

Step 1: Guideline

First, drag your guideline in the center of your portrait. To bring up your Ruler press Ctrl + R and drag it to the center of the image.

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Ctrl + R and drag the guideline to the center

Step 2: Use the Rectangle Marquee Tool

Select your Rectangle Marquee Tool in the toolbar and make a selection of over half of your image.

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Rectangle Marquee Tool
Select half of your image

Select half of your image

Next, create a new layer with your selection active. On this new layer press alt or option + Delete to fill your selection with black. Make sure your foreground color is set to white. Once your selection is filled with black press Ctrl + D to undo your selection.

Create new layer
Create a new layer
Foreground color set to white
foreground color set to white
Ctrl + D to undo selection
Ctrl + D to undo selection

Step 3: Add Font

You’ll now choose a heavy font and type something. For this tutorial, I chose Montserrat Black.

Use the Text Tool by pressing Ctrl + T and type anything you want.

Click here to download the font.

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Use Heavy Font

After that, hold Ctrl or Cmd and click on your text layer to make a selection of your text.

Once your selection is active hide your text by clicking on the small eye icon.

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Text selection
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Text selected

To finish, go back to your rectangle layer and press Delete.

Press Ctrl + D to undo your selection.

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And we are done!

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Final Result

After following this tutorial, you should be able to create a Text Portrait Effect in Photoshop. I hope you found this guide useful and easy to follow. If you have any questions or suggestions please let me know in the comments down below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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