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Published on December 24, 2021

Blend text with textured background

In this blog I’ll show you a simple and fast method to blend your text with a textured background in Adobe Photoshop.

If you’d rather watch the video tutorial of this process, click here or scroll down to the end of this page. To download the image I used, click here.

Step 1: Type text

Open the image you want to blend your text with. Then select the horizontal type tool, pick a font you like and type your text.

Select the move tool and press CTRL+T. Resize your text and pick the right placement.

Step 2: Blend text

Now select your text layer, click on the ‘fx‘ icon and select ‘blending options‘.

Under ‘blending options’ you’ll find the underlying layer slider. Move both sliders towards the middle. If you check the ‘preview‘ box, you’ll immediately see that your text starts to blend with the background when you adjust the underlying layer.

Both of these sliders consist of two parts, you can split these up to make the blending smoother. Hold ALT and click on the slider to split it up, do this for both sliders. Now find the settings that work best for your image, you can see the settings I used in the image below.

Once you’re done, click OK. You can see the result below. If you’re not happy with your result, you can still adjust it. Select the text layer, click on the fx icon and select blending options again or double click on your text layer. The layer style panel will open again and you can adjust the settings until you’re happy with the result.

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And that’s how you blend text with a textured background in Adobe Photoshop!

Learn more about Photoshop

Want to learn more about editing in Adobe Photoshop? Check out my other blogs or take a look at my YouTube channel.

You can find the video tutorial of this process below!

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