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Tbear
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New To Me: Helping Text to Stand Out

Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:49 pm

If you have ever tried to add text on top of a patterned paper, you'll notice that often the text is not as readable as you might like.

Here's a simple remedy:

1. Open a patterned paper from your stash.
I used a paper from LeaUgoScrap's kit, Let's Go To The Park
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2. Add some text. I used the red color from the paper and you can see it gets lost in the pattern.
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3. On a new layer under the text, draw a rectangle with your marquee tool around the text.
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4. Fill it with white and then lower the opacity until you get the result you want.
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Or
On a new layer under the text, take a soft brush slightly larger than your text and brush across the text.
Lower the opacity until you get the result you want.
This method is better suited for journaling or when you don't want a boxed look.
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Re: New To Me: Helping Text to Stand Out

Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:41 am

I've done this before, but I'll gladly play along.

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Re: New To Me: Helping Text to Stand Out

Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:37 pm

This is a cool tutorial. :yes: I actually did this on my page. This is for Kotare's 2017 RSVP Challenge #16, and Tbear's July 2017 New To Me Challenge.

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I used Play All Day by Elizabeth's Market Cross.
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Re: New To Me: Helping Text to Stand Out

Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:02 pm

smikeel wrote:This is a cool tutorial. :yes: I actually did this on my page. This is for Kotare's 2017 RSVP Challenge #16, and Tbear's July 2017 New To Me Challenge.

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I used Play All Day by Elizabeth's Market Cross.

:like: :like: I know it's a subtle effect but a REALLY GOOD ONE because it makes the text easier to read; brings it out without overpowering the main attraction-the photos.


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Re: New To Me: Helping Text to Stand Out

Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:41 pm


:like: :like: Perfect!

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