Day 23: Add Text to Photos
Putting words directly on your photos before printing them is a fun way to add interest, give details about a photo, and even tell a whole story with a few words. You could also add a caption, a quote, or a date. Here are some ways to add text to images:
Use a Photo-Editing Program:
With all of these programs, it is as easy as opening your photo, selecting the Text Tool, typing the words you would like to use, and choosing a color for the text. Once the text is the way you would like it to look, save the photo and print as normal.
To give an example, I used Photoshop to add words to a picture for my Walt Disney World album that I am currently working on. Super simple, but it gives the photo context for the album.
For more information on how to add text with photo-editing software, check out these articles on eHow.com:
Use Digital Brushes (or Digi Stamps):
Digital brushes, word art, and stamps are basically like digital rubber stamps to use on photos. There are many digital design websites and scrapbook designers who offer brushes that can be used with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
Ali Edwards is one of my favorite designers who makes word art brushes. I love, love, love to use these on my own photos. She has a store at Designer Digitals, and here are a few of examples of her word art:
If you are curious about using digital stamps on your photos, Ali has put together an awesome video that will take you step-by-step through the process.
Ali also has a great page on her website that is full of tips and tricks for getting started with digital scrapbooking, as well as how to use her products in Photoshop Elements. I highly recommend checking that out here.
So, I hope I have encouraged you to have fun with your photos and play with text. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for Day 24!