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How to Make a Photo Collage With Text

by TurboCollage Team | Last updated March 12, 2020

How to Set a Color or a Picture as Collage Background.

Are you looking to make a photo collage which contains some text - a message, greeting, someone's name, etc.?

In this article, we'll show you how to add text to your photo collage.

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Video overview of text manipulation in TurboCollage

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How to add text to the photo collage?

You can either add new text directly or by copying an existing text.

To directly add text to your collage:

  1. Unlock text at the top of the application, if currently locked.
  2. Go to Text tab on the top left side of the application.
  3. Press the New button.
  4. Type in the text and change text position, font, color, opacity, shadows etc.

To add text by copying existing text:

  1. Unlock text at the top of the application, if currently locked.
  2. Select the text to copy by clicking it in collage.
  3. Press the Make Copy button in the Text tab on the left side of the application.
  4. Type in the text and change text position, font, color, opacity, shadows etc.
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How to delete text from the photo collage?

To delete text from your collage:

  1. Unlock text at the top of the application, if currently locked.
  2. Click the text to select it.
  3. Press the Delete button in Text tab on the left side of the application.
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How to edit existing text?

To edit existing text:

  1. Unlock text at the top of the application, if currently locked.
  2. Click the text to select it.
  3. Type in the text and change text position, font, color, shadows etc.
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How to select a font for text?

To select a font for text:

  1. Unlock text at the top of the application, if currently locked.
  2. Click the text to select it.
  3. Select a font from the Font section.
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How to change the font size of a text?

To change font size:

  1. Unlock text at the top of the application, if currently locked.
  2. Click the text to select it.
  3. Change font size in Font section on the left.
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How to re-position text in the collage?

To re-position text:

  1. Unlock text at the top of the application, if currently locked.
  2. Click and drag the text to change its position.
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How to change the text opacity?

To change text opacity:

  1. Unlock text at the top of the application, if currently locked.
  2. Click the text to select it.
  3. Choose text opacity in the Font section.
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How to stroke and/or fill text?

To stroke and/or fill text:

  1. Unlock text at the top of the application, if currently locked.
  2. Click the text to select it.
  3. Select Stroke Only, Fill Only or Stroke and Fill in the Stroke and Fill section.
  4. Select stroke color and fill color in the Stroke and Fill section.
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How to set a text background?

Sometimes text might not be visible on the background pictures. In such a scenario, you can use a partially or wholly opaque text background.

To use a text background:

  1. Unlock text at the top of the application, if currently locked.
  2. Click the text to select it.
  3. Change the text background opacity from the Text Background section.
  4. Change the text background color from the Text Background section.
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How to add shadows to text in your collage?

Shadows give a real paper collage feel to your collage. Shadows generally have three components - the X and Y offset that specify the location of light source and blur that specifies the distance of the light source.

To add shadows to the text:

  1. Unlock text at the top of the application, if currently locked.
  2. Click the text to select it.
  3. Check Draw Text Shadows.
  4. Adjust the X Offset, Y Offset, and Blur sliders.
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How to rotate text?

To rotate text:

  1. Unlock text at the top of the application, if currently locked.
  2. Click the text to select it.
  3. Rotate text using the controls in Rotation section on the left.
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