How to Mask with Type in Photoshop Elements 11
Photoshop Elements 11 includes Vertical and Horizontal Type Mask tools. Type Mask tools don’t create a new layer. Instead, they create a selection on the active layer, like the one shown.
You can treat the selections created with the Type Mask tools just as you would any other selection. Try the following:
Move type mask selections around your document when any of the selection tools are active.
Store type mask selections for later use by choosing Select→Save Selection.
Use the selection to cut or copy portions of an image in text-shaped chunks, as shown.Credit: ©istockphoto.com/ermingut Image #18951814
On a separate layer, fill the selection with a Foreground to Transparent gradient to have your type gradually fade out over the image, as shown.Credit: ©istockphoto.com/kerkla Image #4504296