Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Fonts used: Mrs strange and Always Forever
Pictures, like words, can tell the most beautiful stories. And my favorite books are by far the ones that have pictures on it. Even on our scrapbook pages, we always mix them up together looking for the perfect harmony. So why not write directly on our pictures? I realize it might sound weird or bad to some, but with some little tips on mind it can turn your pictures into way more.

TIP #1: White space.
When taking a picture, don't be afraid to leave lots of white space. Your words will fill it up. White space is neither wasted or useless. It will just make the main element of your picture stands out even more.
Font used: Traveling Typewriter

TIP #2: Add a layer between your photo and your text.
Some backgrounds photos are busier than other. it doesn't mean you can't add words on top. You just have to find a way to make your text stand out a little more. The easiest way to do that is paint over your layer with the brush tool available in all editing software (I'm using Photoshop CS4 to edit all of my photos). Brushes are available in all sorts of size and type. And you can also play with the colors and opacity level! After all this fun, don't forget to add your text ;)
Spray brush in dark and light pink with 80% and 60% opacity
Font used: Pointy

TIP #3: find the perfect font
I LOVE fonts! I spend way to much time on dafont, fonts and iFontMaker looking for the perfect ones. And most of you do the same on your scrapbook layouts, right? When mixing words and pictures, we search for balance and harmony, and will only stop when everything looks like it always belonged together. Well, I do the same when writing on pictures.

Font used: Zapfino


  1. Great tips. I often forget to u the many Ali Edwards photo overlays and they are great in whitespace too. Laura www.whosthischick.com

  2. Thanks for sharing your tips. I'm always looking for fun, easy ways to improve my photos.

  3. great tips! Thanks for sharing these.

  4. GREAT tips! Thank you for sharing them!

  5. These are really great tips! I stink at coming up with good compositions of stuff in general, so these are very helpful!

  6. Great tips! I love the 'hello fall' one! x