I made the original image with my Lensbaby 1.0 on a Photowalk in December 2007. Today I made two Textorizer2 files using different font size settings. I placed both output EPS files over my original file, rasterized them. The EPS output files have a transparent background, so I used the files’ transparency to make selections (In Photoshop, Control/Command click on a layer to select its transparency). I used one selection to fill the text over the sky with white, reducing the opacity to a low level. I filled the output file for the text on the tree with black, and used more complex masking to let the Lensbaby goodness shine through.
The hardest part of using Textorizer (after getting the programs running) is finding images that make pleasing patterns with various lengths of text strings. Trying to keep all the tools sharp in the digital toolbox takes some effort (and a few well-placed notes in the file) but it’s fun to use them for some holiday decorating when the mood strikes.