6 Ways to Highlight Your Photos on Social Media with Text

Want to highlight your sharing photos on social media? Fotor is here to help! Here are 6 tips to create unique photos with text. Adding text to photos can help to express your feeling, or convey important messages and ideas. Some great effect can be achieved by following these 6 steps.


Go Big

Make the text large and bold to draw more attention to the script, people will spend more time on the photo to find the connection and meaning.

black and white photograph with text on it

Photo by Jesús Arboleya

Go Simple

Often when adding text to an image, ‘More is less’. Let people to see both the photo and the words, adding too many tricks can have the opposite effect.

A woman by the sea holding a glass with Freedom text on it

Photo by Cynthia Oliva Castro

Add Background

The colour of the photo will determine how easily other can read the text. Try to add a background and adjust the background’s opacity, make the text more obvious.

A toddler next to a toy wagon and a plush toy with HAPPY BIRTHDAY text on it

Photo by Morgan Leigh Spicer

Add Highlight

You can add horizontal, vertical, oblique line to the text, it can be full line or a dotted one.

It can help to distinguish the primary and secondary info on the picture.

An outdoor plaza with crowds and Queue 1.18 text stamp

Photo by irene.vk

Use Different Font

Use 2-3 fonts also can help to distinguish the primary and secondary info.

Japanese Fuji mountain

Photo by Brendan Korman

Use Different Colours

Colours are often associated with various different meaning. Changing the colour of the text can be very effective in improving your message and feeling.

A man kneeling in the sea with REAL MAN text overhead

Photo by Miguel Mateo Herrera Campos

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