There are many reasons you might want to add text to your images. It's very simple to do so let me show you how…
Add a watermark
You may want to add a watermark to your images like I did at the bottom of this photo:
Make your posts Pinterest-worthy
Or you might want to add text to make your post better for pinning on Pinterest. That was my intention in my last post, How to Make a Photo Collage, when I added this white rectangle and text over the top of my collage.
Several of you asked how I added the text. In this case, I used my go-to image editing program called GIMP, but it is possible to do the same thing using iPiccy (which is what I used to create the photo collage in the first place).
So in this video, I explain how to create a simple watermark and I also explain the general steps you'd take to create the semi-transparent white rectangle with text.
Can't see the video? Watch it here.
- Go to iPiccy.com and click "Start Editing."
- Upload your image (or create a collage).
- To add text without a rectangle beneath (for a watermark): Click the Blender tab at the top of the screen (looks like a stack of papers) and then click the "Text" button.
- Enter your text and adjust the font, color, size, etc. from the options in the left column.
- To get the watermark look like I did above, choose white from the color options and reduce the opacity.
- To get the rectangle behind the text, first use the Painter tab at the top of the screen before adding text. Click on the rectangle tool, then click and drag the crosshairs across your image wherever you want the rectangle to sit. (Don't forget to change the color first if you don't want the default gray. Also, adjust the opacity along the top menu; mine is at about 68%.)
- You can then add text on top of the rectangle as outlined in steps 3-5 above.
- Click "Done!"
- Save your image by clicking the save tab at the center top (it's the icon that looks like an old school floppy disk).
- That's it!