How to add text to pictures

To create text:
  • Open your image in the Editor.
  • Click the Text tab.
  • Click the Add Text button on the top of the panel and a text box will appear over your photo.
  • Click in the text box and type your message.

To modify text:
  • Select the text you want to modify by clicking and highlighting one or several words.
  • Choose a font from the menu in the panel. This change affects only the words selected in the text box.
  • To change the color, use the color picker in the palette. If you know the exact color you want, you can type the code where you see the current code (000000 in this example) and press Enter on your keyboard to lock it in. You can also choose color from your photo itself; click on the current color rectangle (the black in this example) to change your cursor to an eyedropper, and then click on your photo to choose the color.
  • Move the Fade slider to adjust the opacity of the entire block of text.
  • You can adjust the font size from the Text palette by typing the font size that you want into the box next to the Size slider. You can also select a size from the drop down menu.
  • The Size slider is good for changing the overall dimensions of your text in relation to the image it covers.
To make adjustments to size and position:   
  • Change the height and width of your text by clicking outside the text box. Click and drag one of the corner circles, or the top or bottom edge of the text box. The font size grows and shrinks proportionally as you change the size of the text box.
  • You can also alter the width of the text--and change where the lines break--without changing the font size. Click outside the text box. Hover over the left or right edge of the box, then click and drag the vertical lines. The font size remains the same as you change the size of the text box.
  • Position your text by hovering inside the text box and then clicking and dragging the entire box. Do not release the mouse button until you've got the text where you want it.

Tip: If you want text lines to align differently (left, right, center), create a different text box for each.

We made an awesome Video Tutorial: Flex Your Text! that walks you through all the features described above.

Want some guidance on how to select and pair fonts? We have an info-packed tutorial for you, Trip the Font Fantastic: Picking and Pairing Fonts.