Here is a tutorial on how to use or make text with a zebra design. The final result will look like this:
First, find an image of zebra stripes that you would like to use. I used the following image. Select the whole image (Cmmd + alt) then copy it (Cmmd + c).
Then create a new document. I made mine 800x400px. You can make it any size.
Next you have to paste the image into your newly created window, shift it to the top left hand corner, paste another copy of it and reposition it so that eventually you cover your whole image.
The zebra stripe won’t overlay or repeat well, but that doesn’t matter – don’t spend time trying to make it perfect.
Next click on EDIT and scroll down till you find Merge Visible. This will take all the seperate images of the zebra stripes, and have it as just a single image. You can also do this by pressing Cmmd + Shift + E
Now create a new layer by clicking on the new layer option in the Layers Panel. You should now have two layers; one with the zebra background, and the other should be blank.
Select the bucket tool, and fill this layer in with any color you’d like. It just makes reading the text easier. Rearrange the layers so that the white background is below the zebra stripes.
Next create a new layer above the zebra stripes, select the T text tool, and type in whatever you want. You should now have three layers.
This bit is the tricky bit. Click on the “eye” next to the zebra layer, which will leave you with just the text and the white background. Click on the text layer so that it’s active. Now select the Magic Wand tool, and select all the white area’s around the text. Make sure you select the gaps inside the letters as well!
Click on the eye beside the zebra stripes layer, then select that layer so it’s active. Make sure you don’t deselect what you had chosen in the step above.
On your keyboard, select the delete button so that you delete the zebra background that was selected. Then go to the layers panel and delete the text layer.
You will get this result:
You now have your zebra text! But it’s a little hard to read. You can click on functions in the Layer Panel, and choose to put a stroke around the image.
Finally, you will get this: