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I want to have a phrase made up of letters which each have a unique image within them. Imagine the letter M being filled with an image, instead of black ink.

So I cannot simply have a single image sitting behind/within each letter. How can I set an image within the lettering of each character, and then assemble them into a single phrase?

It's tough to explain, but hopefully you're getting the idea.

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Not easy if you want to edit the text afterwards, but if it's a short phrase you could:

Create each letter of the phrase as a separate layer of artistic text and adjust alignment and spacing as required'



Place the images in the document and then clip them to the individual letters:


(Cats from Unsplash).

IMO this makes it slightly easier to adjust the images to fit the letterforms, while retaining the ability to edit the individual letters of the text.


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Another way, if you're using Publisher, you could convert the word to curves, convert each letter to a picture frame, and then insert a picture into each one.

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4 minutes ago, gumbo23 said:

Can this be done in Designer too?

Not that exact way, as Designer doesn't allow conversion to Picture Frames. They're a Publisher function.

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