Published on November 19, 2022

Place your text behind clouds

In this blog I’ll show you a super fast and simple method to place a text behind clouds in Adobe Photoshop.

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You can download the photo I used here.

Text behind clouds

Open a photo with clouds. Then select the horizontal type tool. Pick a font and type your text. This effect looks best with a white text.

To move your text, select the move tool and pick the correct position. If you want to resize the text, press CTRL+T to activate free transform. You can then move the points in the corners to adjust the size of the text.

Type and move text

We’ll now blend the text with the clouds. To do that, select the text layer. Then click on the fx icon below your layer panel and select ‘blending options‘ (or double click on the text layer to open the blending options).

Under underlying layer, slide the right point to the left. If you look closely, you will see that the slider consists of two parts. Press ALT and click on the slider to split it in half. Move both sides of the slider to blend the text with the clouds. Look at your text and clouds while moving them to pick the right settings.


Click OK to apply the adjustments. If you select the move tool, you can move your text behind the clouds.

To adjust the settings you select the text layer, click on the fx icon and select ‘blending options’ again (or double click on the text layer). Then adjust the settings under underlying layer.

And that’s how you place a text behind clouds in Adobe Photoshop!

Text behind clouds

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