When adding an element, such as text, to an image you can use the transform perspective command to match an existing plane within that image, however an easier and more accurate method is to use the vanishing point “filter”. It’s under the filter menu but it doesn’t act like a filter, it’s more like a match perspective tool. The tool is very useful if you wanted to superimpose an image onto a laptop screen, particularly if that screen is at an angle. In the following example I will superimpose text (spray graffiti) onto the side of a building, CFC free.
- Open the image you want to be your background. Use the type tool to type your graffiti. Format the text as close to the final size as possible, I chose a font called Newrus.
- Once you are happy with the size and spacing of your text, rasterize the text, note you will not be able edit the type after this stage.
- Choose Select > Select All, and then Edit > Copy. You can now delete the text layer as you no longer need it. Create a new blank layer.
- Under the Filter menu go to the Vanishing Point filter. Using the Create Plane tool define the Plane or perspective you want to match by selecting the four corners of that plane. The Plane grid turns blue when the plane is a valid one.
- Now paste the rasterized text (Ctrl/Apple V), use the transform plane tool to place the text where you want it, you will notice that once you move it close to your defined plane it will snap into the desired perspective, scale your text as needed . Hit OK.
- You can now blend to match your background using a blending mode, the mode I used here was the overlay mode. You could also apply a texture to it to blend it further. Flatten your image.