Last Sunday, Caroline Garvey (’14) led a workshop on Photoshop text manipulation using clipping masks on text files. She started off with the basics of setting up a file and importing the image onto a layer. Then, she guided us through the use of clipping masks to clip an image onto a text field, e.g. “Stanford” on a background of the Stanford Oval, and then the use of drop shadow to make the text stand out a bit more. For the final technique, she showed us how to use multiple layers to put up a faint outline of “Stanford” onto an image to create a blend in the background effect for the text.