The text tool in our built-in photo editor makes it simple to create promotional graphics for Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest or add important information right onto your product photos. Here are some ideas on how you can incorporate text into your images, along with step by step instruction on how to use the text tool.
Before we jump into the tutorial, here are some ideas on how you can use the text tool to promote your store.
Highlight Special Features
Adding a note to your photos is a great way to call out extra special features of an item. If you run a resale store, add text to photos to call out sought after designers.
Promotions for Sales and Events
The text tool is an easy way to create a promotional graphic for in-store events and sales. Just add text to one of your merchandise photos and then share it out to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Going, Going, Gone!
Let your shoppers know when popular items are at risk of selling out by adding a note to the photo and sharing it out to your social networks.
How To Add Text to A Photo
Open up the photo editor for the image you’d like to add text to and click on the “Text” button. If you need help finding the photo editor, take a look at the Photo Editing 101 article.
Click and drag the text box to the area of the photo where you’d like the text to appear.
Click inside of the text box and a cursor will appear. Type in your message.
To change the color of the text, make sure you have the text box selected and then choose from one of the colors in the quick select palette or click on the color wheel to choose a custom color.
To change the font of the text, make sure you have the text box selected and then select a new font from the font drop down menu.
To change the size or the orientation of the text, click and drag on the resize handle at the bottom right corner of the text box.
Once you’re done making changes, click the “Apply” button in top right corner of the photo editor.
Do you have other creative uses for the text tool? Let us know in the comments below!