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
Select Text tool and insert your text
Select Layer -> Simplify
Filter->Correct Camera Perspective
Scale the image so that it’s visible on the Edge Extension slider.
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.