On facebook or instagram I often post photos with text. When I come across some wise words someone else said before I add them to my photo. I think that looks pretty good. It is also fun to create it.
Within the last weeks a lot of people asked me how I add text to my photos. Which program I use or if it is possible to create text on a blank card without a photo?
Most of the time I add text to my photos while working on the computer. Another option would be to use iPhone apps.
As the mobile phone display is rather small and I am short sighted I prefer working on the computer. However for small love notes like this it is ok to work with a mobile phone display.
Which programm do I use?
www.pickmonkey.com It works online and most of its tools are free. I use only free options and I am totally satisfied and able to create whatever I want. It is really a great tool with a lot of possibilities to edit photos and add text.
Now, how do I add text to a photo?
Video Tutorial: The Text Tool! I had a look at their website and found a cool Video tutorial which will help you make first steps and create beautiful masterpieces from the beginning on.
How do I add text on a blank card?
The picmonkey blog offers a cool tutorial for this topic too. Start from a blank canvas
Where do I find inspiration?
To create something from a blank sheet may feel a little bit difficult. Because you have to choose the right colors, choose a nice font and you may wonder if you should you use right, left or middle? What looks best? Take a look at pinterest, here you will find an inspirational wonderland.
Finally let me show you how I designed cards for my upcoming photo book. This is the last page and I created it once again to show you each step.
Let´s go to www.pickmonkey.com click on “Design” and then choose “square”.
- On the left side you choose Canvas Color 151ba3 and apply.
- On the left side click on “Tt” and add 3 text fields. Change color to white and add text.
- 1. Field – Dare to dream: font Geo Sans Light, size 111
- 2. Field – a new DREAM: font Black Jack, size 280
- 3. Field – each day: font Geo Sans Light, size 125
- On the left side click on the “Butterfly”, scroll down and choose “Graphic Blooms”.
- Click on the flower, change size and place it.
So, have fun creating your own art.