An area a lot of people seem to struggle with is getting the angles and perspective right when they’re adding images or text to an angled surface. When everything is flat and straight on, it’s easy; however, when you’re viewing an object at an angle, things appear to get smaller the further away they are. This is called perspective and it can be tough to match, but it doesn’t have to be this way. 

Put your image or text (you’ll need to rasterize your text first; Type>Rasterize Type Layer) that you want to add in perspective on a new layer. Press Command-A (PC: Ctrl-A) then Command-X (PC: Ctrl-X) to cut the contents of the layer. Choose Filter>Vanishing Point. Click on the four corners of the object to which you want to add your image or text in perspective, and a grid will be created. Press Command-V (PC: Ctrl-V) to paste your layer, and then click-and-drag it into the grid. As you drag it over the grid, it will magically snap to the correct perspective. Press Enter to apply. The nice thing about this method is that your pasted pixels are on their own layer and you can change the blending mode or whatever you like.

This tip originally published in Colin Smith’s “Photoshop Tips” column in the January, 2023 issue of Photoshop User magazine.