Celebrity Type Portrait

“Shading” with words

The Brief

Convert an image into a portrait of highlights, midtones, and shadows that are made exclusively of type

Trim Size

US Letter/A4

Learning Points

  • Working with Color Range

  • Working with vector masks and layer masks

Tools

Photoshop, any text editor with Search/Replace

Fonts Used

Kepler

Inspiration

pin.it/3PdrdhN

The only thing that most people find more fascinating than type is a good celebrity. Why not combine the two? This type of celebrity portrait has become very popular in the last few years — just take a look at the Pinterest included.

I (Nigel) wanted to use a contemporary figure, but most celebrities and their photographers are unfamiliar with the concept of fair use (the principle that ...

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