Photoshop Tutorial: How to Create a Powerful Text Portrait from a Photo

Photoshop CC 2015.5 tutorial showing how to create a powerful text portrait from a photo.

For work into WORDLE.NET:
1. install “Java”;
2. use “Internet Explorer”.

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37 Thoughts on “Photoshop Tutorial: How to Create a Powerful Text Portrait from a Photo

  1. YoungBlood on January 16, 2018 at 6:59 pm said:

    Hi, I have a problem, I’m using photoshop elements 12 and it doesn’t have the Channels tab. I don’t know what to do to separate the text without the channels… Please reply. Thank you!

  2. NepalCode TV on January 17, 2018 at 12:51 pm said:

    best tutorial I have seen

  3. annies dewyzefan on January 21, 2018 at 1:15 am said:

    this is great

  4. tefney on January 22, 2018 at 4:15 pm said:

    thank you sir!!

  5. auntiealias on January 24, 2018 at 1:56 am said:

    Excellent. I made the word cloud into a smart object up front, since rotating and scaling things repeatedly can create jaggies.

  6. Hasny Ameen on January 24, 2018 at 6:45 pm said:

    Thank you

  7. Sanjay Dahal on January 25, 2018 at 10:14 am said:

    wordle is not working why??
    after paste the text in wordle when i click “go” buttom “Not working” is displayed why????

  8. Josh Heim on January 29, 2018 at 3:08 pm said:

    You are awesome! I was working through another tutorial that was too vague and I came out with an interesting design. However, it was not what I was looking for. I am going to follow your instructions! Thank you!!!

  9. Angela Nguyen on January 31, 2018 at 8:45 pm said:

    Yeah not the best idea to use a light skin guy. The linear burn did not do the same affect because I think his skin was too dark. Damn the Word thing took me the most time which sucks ass, guess gotta choose I different person. But if you do use a darker skin person change the levels or the skin tone lighter

  10. akino farray on February 1, 2018 at 1:07 pm said:

    crop is taking forever

  11. Aaron Flores on February 3, 2018 at 6:08 am said:

    Wow, I was not able to watch your tutorials for quite some time now. Was surprised to see you for the first time!

  12. فوائد on February 3, 2018 at 11:23 am said:

    I want lint thid programe

  13. Adam Molotov on February 7, 2018 at 4:16 pm said:

    *For work into **WORDLE.NET**:*
    *1. install “Java”;*
    *2. use “Internet Explorer”.*


  14. Pjai Magdaraog on February 10, 2018 at 2:52 pm said:

    your a scientist

  15. PicsRetouch on February 12, 2018 at 10:27 am said:

    Awesome video shared by you.

  16. Philip Cobbinah on February 13, 2018 at 10:45 pm said:


  17. Agegnehu Zegeye on February 14, 2018 at 12:54 pm said:

    Your presentation is so Cristal clear that I can understand and I am able to make portrait graphics because of you. Keep it up you have so many students.

  18. Agegnehu Zegeye on February 14, 2018 at 12:59 pm said:

    Is there any one who can tell me how poster of Nicolas Cage (Lord of War ) made please?

  19. Dekidy Euklides on February 16, 2018 at 10:52 am said:

    I really like your job, I learned a lot from you!

  20. Yong kwon on February 24, 2018 at 7:37 pm said:

    It’s so useful tutorial! Thanks!

  21. Rene Kurtseifer on February 26, 2018 at 10:06 pm said:

    great tutorial. but i have a probem. every time when i allpy the displace filter, the letters dont wrap around the face. they make a weird effect. what can i do? tried it over an hour without result 🙁

  22. Hazmat Gaming on February 27, 2018 at 3:35 am said:

    youre amazing

  23. sudhir kumar on February 27, 2018 at 4:10 pm said:

    u r awesome………i have learnt it u r teching is so useful.

  24. Bill Strachan on February 28, 2018 at 5:51 pm said:


  25. TheAmazingPlayer on March 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm said:

    thx for the help 🙂
    I like this channel

  26. malay sawala on March 2, 2018 at 8:28 am said:

    wordle . net not workingggggg

  27. malay sawala on March 2, 2018 at 8:28 am said:

    any other option

  28. eazedd 19 on March 2, 2018 at 1:56 pm said:

    nice tutorial

  29. Putut Budi Purwanto on March 2, 2018 at 8:42 pm said:

    belajar yuk ..! thanks

  30. Evren İnel on March 3, 2018 at 1:44 pm said:

    helal be dayı

  31. Yudhi Putra on March 4, 2018 at 1:13 pm said:

    why i can not create

  32. Ahmadreza Amiri on March 7, 2018 at 9:02 pm said:

    marty from BLT i love you!you are amazing!thank you for your great tutorial and your lovely voice!

  33. MalcomWilk on March 11, 2018 at 11:26 pm said:

    Looks like my boy Marty is still at bringing these awesome videos for us photoshop beginners.

  34. musallat official on March 12, 2018 at 6:50 pm said:

    bişey anlamadım

  35. Kristoff Daylan on March 13, 2018 at 3:44 pm said:

    just subscribed !!!!!!! ur the best!

  36. abdullah mamun on March 14, 2018 at 8:34 am said:

    i try install java but don’t work ,now what can i do

  37. bestdamnalex on March 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm said:

    Martys voice lightens my day

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