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    Eliana Franzenburg
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    I have been practicing putting text on some of my photos and so far this is my favorite one.
    When I took the photo I specifically meant for it to be used in this fashion, I didn’t want all the attention on the rose so I put in the corner of the frame and slowed the shutter speed just enough so it was slightly out of focus.

    Just so you know what I’m trying to accomplish with this…I want to use them as prints to put around the house so I don’t want to hide the words at all but I want them to blend in and match the photo.

    Any advice would be lovely!

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    #34626

    Ezra Morley
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    These are so fun, aren’t they? Out of all the graphics designs I’ve done, “versepics” are some of my favorites. ๐Ÿ™‚
    A couple of hints:

    • Take advantage of all the beautiful, free fonts that are available to you. Fontsquirrel is a good place to find good free fonts.
    • Experiment with opacity and drop shadows to make the text “fit in” while still standing out and being easily readable.
    • Try adding in other shapes, (circles, squares, etc) at a reduced opacity behind the text to make it stand out.
    • Have fun!!

    Oh, one more thing; watch out for typos. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Corinthians spelled that way before. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #34628

    Morgan Giesbrecht
    Participant

    How fun! Adding text to photos is something I really enjoy as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I would second what @buddingphotographer said, as well as add a caution to watch out for disfigured, wilted, or bug-eaten petals. This is something I have to watch out for all the time…and often forget until the post-processing stage, but itโ€™s something Iโ€™m working on training my brain to watch for. Another thing…I know you were going for an โ€œout of focus flowerโ€ look, but Iโ€™m curious if, instead of doing it how you explained, you tried lowering your aperture to say a 1.4, if you have that option, and taking the photo again. By lowering you aperture that low and focusing in the flower, you would still get a blurred flower picture without it looking as blurry. Just an idea…. ๐Ÿ™‚

    When I saw you picture, it immediately reminded me of a very similar picture I had taken last year!

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    Lydia Bennett
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    I agree with what @buddingphotographer and @morganwriter1gmail-com said.
    For me, having the rose out of focus is something that actually distracted me from the verse rather than drawing my attention to it.
    Keeping with the rose theme, hereโ€™s something I threw together last night as an example of using different fonts, different opacities, shadows, etc. Iโ€™ll admit itโ€™s not the best example, but I thought Iโ€™d just put it out there for you to see another idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    #34634

    Eliana Franzenburg
    Participant

    @buddingphotographer I’ve tried to get more fonts but I still haven’t figured out how to add them in photoshop.
    Thanks for being “typo police” ๐Ÿ™‚ (I hadn’t noticed it and neither had my parents so thanks) I had copied the verse off of google to avoid typos and to speed things up but obviously google isn’t perfect.

    @morganwriter1gmail-com Thanks for the tip about lowering the aperture! In the moment that didn’t occur to me. That’s crazy that you have a photo so similar!

    @bennett-family I had worried about if it would distract from the words that’s the main reason I posted it here ๐Ÿ™‚ So thanks for pointing that out.
    Your “sample photo” really gave me some ideas! Thanks for taking the time to do that!

    #34817

    Ben Glick
    Participant

    Hey Eliana! I wanted to say what an amazing photo! I was very drawn into this from the beginning, and your passion for scripture in this makes this just that more special for me.

    Now a little personal critique from me ๐Ÿ˜‚. You should almost never, and certainly never without checking with other people have your photo out of focus. One aspect of the photo should always be in focus, no matter what, I have photo’s where the entire photo’s blurred but one leaf, but you should always have something for your viewers to focus in on, that should also always be something other than the writing. Does that make sense? The writing should compliment the photo, not take its place. Sayings like, “I didn’t want anything to be in focus” sometimes provokes doubt early off, and you should always stand by your photos, cause this one is great! ๐Ÿ˜ You should also really for all intents and purposes again not have all of your writing fill up this entire photo. Like that one has exceptions but, really for all intents and purposes you should be complimenting, not trying to fill all of your photo up. ๐Ÿ˜‚ which was impressive that you cropped to one side! That’s very unique!

    P.s Get CRAZY with those fonts! Go outside the box and try something new!

    #34883

    Eliana Franzenburg
    Participant

    @ryanben2 Thank you for the advice! I meant to answer sooner but I was in the emergency room twice which led to my being put on bed rest for a couple of weeks (after much prayer and such I’m doing a lot better now :), I decided to put my time to good use and have been brushing up on my editing skills etc. So this “photo” is an something I was working on and decided to put a verse to it. I think this is better than all my other ones so would like to know what you think of it.

    It might look a little grainy to you but that’s because I had to down size it enough to upload.

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    Ben Glick
    Participant

    Wow, it doesn’t look grainy at all to me! What a unique idea to curve the roses! Good verse, I very much so like this one better than the others. One small piece of advice, the snow white background kinda gives that effect of getting a text message at two in the morning, opening your phone and realizing its on full brightness. Maybe gray, or a less lit white.

    Really good job! Holy cow!

    #34887

    Ben Glick
    Participant

    This is a bad one of mine, I guess. I liked how it turned out. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    #34897

    Morgan Giesbrecht
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    @elianafranzenburg,
    Iโ€™m sorry to hear about your health challenges. ๐Ÿ˜• Praying youโ€™ll continue to be on the mend!

    I really like what you did with the curved flower garland picture! The stark white background doesnโ€™t bother me personally; I find it โ€œcleanโ€ so my focus is drawn more to the flowers and the words. One thing I thought I would point out was that I really like how your picture meshes with your font. The flowers you present are curved and dainty in appearance and your curved and dainty font does a great job in matching the whole atmosphere of the image! If you had done, say block letters, the atmosphere would feel confused, but I think you did a fantastic job in this case! Well done and feel better!

    #34899

    Eliana Franzenburg
    Participant

    @morganwriter1gmail-com Thank you I definitely won’t turn down prayer! and Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    #34901

    Morgan Giesbrecht
    Participant

    Youโ€™re welcome! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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