How to make a meme in Photoshop

How to make a meme in Photoshop
(Image credit: Matt Smith)

Do you want to know how to make a meme in Photoshop? This guide is here to help. Since the advent of the world wide web, the meme has become ubiquitous with sharing complex information in an easily-consumed nugget. It's a low-investment, high-impact graphic that is quick to churn out, and discarded just as quickly.

You can find a bunch of meme makers out there, including an explicit function in Photoshop Elements, but you can get even more control if you use Photoshop itself. This tutorial will show you how to turn your computer into a meme factory using nothing more than Photoshop CC (and your creative mind, of course). 

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Matt Smith
Designer and Video Producer

Matt has worked for various publishing houses and design agencies, covering studio photography, video production, editorial design, branding, illustration and motion graphics. He currently works for Future PLC with brands such as T3, Woman&Home, Marie Claire, Music Week, TechRadar, Golden Joysticks, Cycling Weekly, Brand Impact Awards, Horse&Hound and Tech&Learning. In the past he has designed titles including Mac|Life, IQ, Bow International, Drummer, iDrum, Acoustic, Clay Shooting, Sea Fishing and GunTradeNews. He has experience across the full Adobe Suite and is currently spending a lot of time creating projects in Blender and After Effects.