Book Design and Imaging

Text Backgrounds

I’m using the layouts where photos are covering the page and they are all busy photos so I have no where to put text that it can be read no matter what colour I have tried. Is it possible to change the background behind the text box? preferably I would like to watermark the photo, but I could make a solid colour work too.

Thanks in advance!

Tori

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Posted by
kosta3
Dec 8, 2010 10:47pm PDT
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You can create a solid color box in an imaging program like Photoshop (or whatever you use). Save it as a .jpg or .png. Then in Edit Layout in Blurb, create an image box in a size that would fit behind your text, just slightly larger than the text box  (and make sure the text box is in front). Then just drag your solid color box into that image container when you’re back in Edit Book mode. If you want a semi-transparent box behind your text, you can create that in your imaging program by adjusting the transparency of the layer, but you have to save it as a .png, as .jpg’s don’t support transparency.

Posted by
ronadaniels
Dec 9, 2010 10:01am PDT
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