February 10, 2018 at 7:27 pm #28889
I’ve been learning how to add text and stuff to my pictures with photoshop elements and am really enjoying putting bible verses on them. 🙂 These are my favorites so far. Any advice how I could make them better would be awesome.February 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm #28890
Eliana FranzenburgParticipantFebruary 12, 2018 at 4:44 pm #28910
I like the choice of verses that go with the pictures. Watch out for typos though… 🙂 Keep doing more of these – the more you do and the more you look at other people’s work (book covers, magazine covers, bookmarks, etc), the better you will get!February 17, 2018 at 11:48 am #29032
The size of the text depends on what you’re designing it for, but I like to use Scripture to complement a picture I want to use as a desktop background. I like to try incorporating or fitting text in such a way that complements the elements that are in the picture.
February 17, 2018 at 3:34 pm #29050
- This reply was modified 6 months ago by James Staddon.
@elianafranzenburg – Something I like to do when adding text to image is playing around with different fonts and sizes. Making the “important” words big and a different font can add a bit more of a punch to it. Sometimes, I use the eyedropper tool to pick out a colour from the image. That way the text colour matches perfectly.February 17, 2018 at 5:08 pm #29055February 17, 2018 at 8:23 pm #29057February 19, 2018 at 2:55 am #29061February 19, 2018 at 11:50 am #29077
These examples are inspiring!February 19, 2018 at 5:35 pm #29083
I love all of those shots! I would enjoy doing that with my pictures. Do you have to use Photoshop or Lightroom to add text to your photos? Currently, I have neither of those.February 19, 2018 at 9:04 pm #29086
I love all of those shots! I would enjoy doing that with my pictures. Do you have to use Photoshop or Lightroom to add text to your photos? Currently, I have neither of those.
The trick to this kind of thing has more to do with the “artist’s conception” than the software used. Much of my “design work” is borrowed from other people’s work that I admire and try to duplicate on my own. I have seen people do some pretty amazing stuff with an old version of Microsoft Powerpoint or Word! 🙂
I’ll give you a hint, a good font will be the first step to making something like the examples you’ve seen in this thread. Whatever you do, PLEASE don’t use Times New Roman or Sans Serif (or any other common font for that matter)!! 🙂 🙂February 23, 2018 at 6:01 pm #29328
Here’s an example of something I did a while ago for a desktop background for my laptop. The funny thing is that I got almost all of the inspiration for this particular design from my PDF viewing software!! 🙂 You just never know where you a graphics designer might get his inspiration. 🙂
February 24, 2018 at 11:24 am #29355
- This reply was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by Ezra Morley.
Lydia BennettParticipantFebruary 26, 2018 at 1:33 pm #29480
Yes, @hannah, I totally agree with @buddingphotographer—you really don’t need Photoshop just to add text. GIMP is great (and FREE) for that—and actually, you can also just use a word processor program and take a screen shot (for web purposes only).
I actually have a job that requires me to use Photoshop, and I can say I unfortunately love it more than Affinity (as I know what I’m doing in Photoshop!)—but I love Affinity for it’s non-subscription price. If you are just wanting to try photo editing, start with GIMP. It may feel like driving a twenty-year-old Toyota Camry, but it will get you from point A to point B, and you can get really proficient in it.
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