I have a font (KG Party on the Rooftop) That is an outline font. I am trying to use a picture of carpet to fill the middle of the font. I tried using a clipping mask but it seems to only get a part of the font (the part that extrudes- this font was created to look 3d). When I type the font onto the carpet picture I can see the font exactly how I want it.
How do I remove the carpet background for everything but the font?
Here's a method with a layer mask instead of a clipping mask.
1. Say you have the background, carpet and outline font layers stacked as in this screenshot.
2. Target the Type layer and click outside of the type with the Magic Wand Tool at default settings - see controls in Options bar. Add negative spaces inside letters, such as the counter of a P, to the selection.
3. Press Shift+Cmd+i to invert the selection then do 'Select > Modify > Contract' by 1 pixel.
4. Target the carpet layer and click the Add Layer Mask button at bottom of Layers panel.