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I'm not very technical and want to know if there is an app or software I can download to put my own photos into a letter to create my own font? Like the word MUMMY done but eith images of her children filling the letter?

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You don't mention what software you have access too but generally this will be done with Clipping Mask. We've got numerous questions on the subject. As I don't know what software you'll be using I can't mark a specific duplicate but have a look at these --- you can also use Google/Bing to search for clipping mask tutorials. – Ryan Feb 16 at 16:23
possible duplicate of Illustrator clipping masks containing images and text – Ryan Feb 16 at 16:29
Are you looking to create something like this, or an image effect like this? – JohnB Feb 16 at 16:40
@JohnB I'm going to guess they would like the second – SaturnsEye Feb 16 at 16:50
I think you're asking for something like clipping masks, like How to turn text into a “hole” in a layer, so I will see the background through it, but using something simpler than Photoshop? I imagine there's probably some free online service but it's not something designers are likely to know about (maybe try asking at ?). This is also sometimes called knockout text – user568458 Feb 16 at 16:53

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I'm assuming you will use Adobe Photoshop to make this work. So here are the steps for it:

  • Open a new template.
  • Write the word Mummy on the new layer.
  • Now drag and drop the image you want to bring over the text in this template. After bringing the image, right click on the layer of the image and click on "Create Clipping Mask".
  • The image will now be in the text, you can resize the image according to your want.

Hope that helped.

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Thank you. I hope to help the users with answer whenever possible. – UserSum May 20 at 9:55

I would recommend using adobe illustrator if you intend on creating a font, write a letter, right click on it, select Create Outlines, place an image over it, select them both and press Ctrl+7 (Clipping Mask). (You can do the same with the entire word, not just one letter.)

It would be best if your images were vectorial cause of not, you will experience "bad things" when using the font and choosing a big font size.

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