Thursday 2 August 2012

HOW-TO make photo labels in photo shop elements

I've been seeing lots of photos around lately with a label strip across the photo with text inside the label. It's super on-trend, and I stumbled on how to make it by accident, so thought I'd share my newly-acquired knowledge.

Start by opening your picture in photoshop elements. Resize it however you want.

Select the rectangular marquee tool

Select the area you would like filled

Along the menu bar, click "edit" then "fill..." Choose your colour and opacity. I like 50% transparent, but solid colour seems very popular, too.

Place your text where you want it

One last trick - to make your text stand out, add a glow. To do this, make sure you're on the text layer, but not editing it. On the tool bar, select "layer", "layer style", "style settings", then tick the box for glow. You can play with the level of glow, I usually like a 1 (like on my new sidebar buttons), but I use a 5 on my business cards.

If you use this tutorial, let me know so I can see what you create!


  1. Great post Cate!
    I really have to purchase Photoshop Elements. I keep admiring the amazing images bloggers are sharing and think I should be doing the same. Time to bite the bullet!
    Cheers, Caylie

  2. It's so helpful to see step by step tutorials, makes it so much easier to have a go yourself and you explain things really clearly. I don't have Photoshop but we have a similar editing package that I am sure will do a very similar thing so I will definitely be having a look to see if I can transfer what you've shown to that!

  3. Thanks for putting this together, Cate! Your instructions are so clear and easy to follow, I can't wait to give this a try! I noticed that Amy has a similar effect on the photo she posted today. When I saw it I came back over here to read your step-by-steps one more time.

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!


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