Learn how to fill a shape with text.

Text Heart
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Text Heart

In this very cool but simple tutorial, I will teach you how to fill a shape with text within minutes! Are you ready? Let’s go!



This tutorial was done on Adobe Photoshop CS5. Other versions may vary slightly.

Step 1:

Select the Custom Shapes Tool, and choose your shape. I’ve chosen a heart!

custom shapes tool

Step 2:

Click the Paths button.

Step 3:

Click on the canvas and drag to create the shape. Hold shift while dragging if you want to keep the shape in proportion, or simply just drag to whatever prefer you want it to be (fat heart, slim heart?!). You can still edit the shape later on so don’t worry.

Step 4:

Select the Text Tool, and choose your font, font colour, size, etc. Smaller fonts work better here as there will be too much white spaces if the words are big. Remember to set the text to ‘Align Center’.

Fill shape with text

Step 5:

Click inside the heart and type your desired text until the whole shape is full. You can click and drag the anchor points around the heart to alter it anytime.

text fill

Once you’re done, click the background layer to view it without the shape outline, or simply save the file as an image like jpeg.

And the perfect picture to send to your valentines!

Text Heart

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