The next one to look at is the ‘Text layer’. After or before making your adjustments etc. its possible to add some text on top of your layer stack. The screen below shows the left-hand side tool bar and the two choices you have for text, i.e. ‘Artistic’ and ‘Frame Text’, you pay your money, you take your choice.
When you click on either text style you are automatically given another layer on top of your stack. Taking the ‘Artistic’ for example, once you have clicked from the toolbar you’ll see the top context menu change to give you a wide range of options. The text size, colour, font etc. can all be picked from the dropdown list. To create the text, click anywhere on your image, go to the top menu and click on the changes you require and start typing. If when you have entered your text you want to change things, just highlight the text in the box and alter using the drop-down list. Once you are happy, pick up the edge of the text bounding box and move to another position. The next screen shot shows the Artistic box in action (notice that you have been given a new layer). I’ve changed the size and colour of the text.
The other tool i.e. the ‘Frame Text Tool’, does very much the same but gives you a boarder around the text from the get-go. Whichever text box you use (you could use them both if the fancy takes you) you still have a range of options to make alteration and placement; don’t forget the opacity slide and the blend modes as well.
In the last one we take a look at the ‘Fill layer’.
Thanks for reading
Terence Jones ARPS
A photography enthusiast with a long and varied interest in taking pictures.
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