STEP 8 Select your text by holding Cmd/Ctrl and clicking on the layer in the Layers palette. Copy this selection and paste it to the background texture layer to get rid of the white background. Your typography should now be in texture. Change the Blend Mode to Multiply, so the white parts disappear in the background. This must be done in Photoshop because the blending mode we’ve chosen means we can't remove the triangles from the text with the Pathfinder.


STEP 9 For the next step we're going to make a new pattern. In Photoshop, open a new document at 50 x 50px or 25 x 25px with a transparent or white background. Make a cross with the Line tool (U). Next, hit Cmd/Ctrl + A to select all and Edit > Define Pattern. I have a lot of patterns to play with: big crosses, small crosses, dots, lines, squares and so on – they're all very useful. Also try more lines and other shapes to create patterns.

STEP 10 Fill a circle with your pattern by going to Edit > Fill and selecting your pattern. Go to Edit > Transform > Warp and pull on a corner to add depth. Place this behind some of your letters. Play with your options to come up with a good solution.