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You can make a smart object, double click it to open it and put your text on that, save and then go back to your main document and distort the smart object. You can also use free transform like above but I have found better to use my method because after you distort you can still edit your text, free transform required a raterized layer.
If you need to apply a texture or some text and curve it in a custom way, there is a way to do this without using any filter and it gives you also more control. You could try the "free transform" command on your image in Adobe Photoshop, and then right-click on your image and use the "warp" command. It may not be obvious but some bezier handles will ...
One way of achieving this is to do the following. Create your text in Photoshop. Hide the background layer so you can see what you are doing for this step. Add a stroke layer style and change the color to the color of your background and the size slider is to change the size of the boarder between the text and the fancy outline you're creating. ...
I am not sure if they have name. The effect is different in the example sites you have given. In the first one, it almost appears as a lightbox effect with text instead of an image. I am referring to the box that has this text: "Pietro Mellini..." You could call that a "transparent overlay box". But wait a while and someone will provide with more accurate ...
I don't know if that has a name, perhaps a "text block over an image"? I Googled that and found some nice results.
I'm not sure this has a name (may well be proven wrong!) but i would call it a: "Transparent text box"
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