- Nov 7, 2003
ADDING TEXT TO A PICTURE
1.Once you've opened up the picture that you want to add the text to..
2.Click on the colour square that I've labelled TEXT COLOUR
This will bring up this....
By placing your mouse on the small circle thats inside the coloured outer circle you can drag the small circle around and watch the clours change.
Once you've got the colour that you want your text click OK.
3.Then do the same thing to the colour that I've labelled TEXT BACKGROUND COLOUR
4.Now adjust the place that I've labelled STROKE..This adjusts the outside text background thickness.Normally I have it on 1 or 2,if you dont want a text background colour put the Stroke to 0.0
5.Now adjust the FONT,SIZE Ect.. Have the Create as..Vector.Then click on the place that I've labelled TEXT TOOL
Now Click anywhere on your picture,doesn't matter where,then type in your text,then Click APPLY.
6.Now if you run your mouse slowly along the text you'll find a place where the A and cross changes into a 4 way arrow cross,thats the tool you need to move the text so when you get that 4 way arrow left click the mouse and drag the text into the place on the pic where you want it positioned.Then Click CTR AND D on your keyboard to deselect the text.
7.If you want a Shadow for your text goto EFFECTS..3D EFFECTS..DROP SHADOW.
At the top of the Drop Shadow box is a curly arrow,click on that to default the shadow settings.That way you dont have to worry about mucking anything up,and you can play with the vertical and horizontal settings to get a effect you like.then Click OK.
8.Now if you goto ADJUST..ONE STEP PHOTOFIX The Computer will adjust the Font to one it thinks is more suited to the pic,if you like the change then great,if you dont then just click UNDO.
9.Now goto LAYERS..MERGE..MERGE ALL FLATTEN.
10.Picture finished,now ready to SAVE. When you goto FILE..SAVE AS..CLICK ON THE SAVE AS TYPE Down Arrow,then you can choose to save the picture as JPG or GIF.
I hope this helped a little to get used to PSP 9.