How to Change the Perspective of Text in Photo Shop Elements

How to Change the Perspective of Text in Photo Shop Elements

This mini-tutorial is in response to a question posted on Facebook. The member wanted to know if it was possible to create a text that disappears into the horizon.

I tried to create the effect with the text warping tool. Using the warping tool works, but, in my opinion, it doesn’t achieve the result of looking at the text on a horizon. It just distorts the shape.

In Photoshop elements the tool that controls perspective is under Filter ->Correct Camera Perspective.

For the tool to function, you have first to simplify the text layer. Once you simplify the text, it’s no longer editable. I usually type my text in a Word document and paste it into the project.

Fill the background layer with the color of choice

Fill the background layer with the color of choice

Select Text tool and insert your text

Select Text tool and insert your text

Select Layer -> Simplify

Filter->Correct Camera Perspective

Select Layer -> Simplify
Filter->Correct Camera Perspective
Filter->Correct Camera Perspective

Scale the image so that it’s visible on the Edge Extension slider.

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I have to give credit to Helen Bradley. She demonstrates this technique by using a photo instead of trying to skew the text itself.

Simplifying the text converts it to a raster image so that you can treat it as a photo.

 

 

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