I want to create a rectangle that has openings at the top and bottom of it using photoshop. Like such (I created this using microsoft word just to have a template) . The issue I'm having is that I am unsure as to how I can do this using photoshop. I tried entering a filled white square in the area that I wanted blank but this restricted me from adding the text. Any idea on how I can achieve this using photoshop? I want to use this for my website header but the image from word comes up in poor quality.enter image description here

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It sounds like you need to spend some time playing around with the Layers panel. While the method you've used isn't the best it should absolutely work, you just need to put your text on a higher layer than the white square you used to remove the black.

Nice choice of font for the Marissa XO as well!

  • Ahhh! Gotcha! I'll give the a try! SN: I love that font as well, too bad it's only a Microsoft font! Any tips on how I can get that over in Photoshop? Or is that not possible? I absolutely loved the logo I've created in Word but I'm finding that I am having to modify it in a lot (in terms of the fonts) to get it in Photoshop for better quality.
    – MPurnell
    May 19, 2017 at 20:21
  • @MPurnell I don't know what you mean. Isn't that Engravers MT? It works just fine in Photoshop.
    – Ryan
    May 19, 2017 at 20:26
  • It sure is, however I'm not seeing that as a font option on Photoshop...
    – MPurnell
    May 19, 2017 at 20:28
  • @MPurnell not sure, I don't remember having to do anything for it to work but I've had it for years so might just not be remembering. Perhaps make a new question and someone else might know. There are alternatives on Google Font you can download for free, but I definitely have Engravers MT in Photoshop - imgur.com/l4qmdAZ
    – Ryan
    May 19, 2017 at 20:32
  • You have literally just made my day! I was able to download the font and use it in Photoshop AND apply the info you gave about layers. It worked like a charm! Thanks so much
    – MPurnell
    May 19, 2017 at 20:47

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