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Join Photos to Make Text in Photoshop CS5

Here’s a great little technique that makes use of one of the best new features that Adobe added in Photoshop. It’s called mini bridge and as the name suggests it’s the little brother of the fully blown bridge that comes with Photoshop.

Now I’ve never really been a fan of the Bridge. In CS3 Bridge was slow and cumbersome and although it was improved greatly in Photoshop CS4 it was always a place I avoided visiting unless really necessary.

Mini bridge however is fast, compact and packs just enough power to make it an everyday, usable tool. Not only that but it has a neat little secret which is its ability to drop multiple images onto a document one at a time. That’s the feature that makes this technique possible.

Even if you don’t have Photoshop CS5 you can still create the same look cutting and pasting the individual photos one at a time on to the image.

About Gavin Hoey (45 Articles)
Gavin has been a regular contributor to Digital Photo Magazine in the UK since 2003 where he writes “how to...” techniques on photography and Photoshop Elements. His Photoshop lectures are always in demand and he can often be seen popping up at camera clubs all over the UK.

4 Comments on Join Photos to Make Text in Photoshop CS5

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  2. Jim_T // 14/01/2011 at 8:07 pm //

    ah .. finally the video is attached! Great stuff, thank you!

  3. Leonard F Grant Jr // 15/01/2011 at 1:15 am //

    Really a nice job Gavin, I would like to see some of the uses for this TIP. I can think of a couple but would love to see what your other fans come up with.

  4. Very sweet tutorial, Gavin. Is there a way to use the automatic pasting feature you showed using Mini-bridge except in CS4? Can bridge do this somehow? Thanks a bunch and look forward to next work.

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