Adding Digital Journaling to Your Photos
Digital journaling has long been an easy way to give your layouts character. This tutorial will show you how to take digital journaling one step further by adding the journaling directly to your focal point photo. This technique can be used in purely digital scrapbooking, or you can use it in paper scrapbooking by adding the journaling to the image, then printing it out.
There are two things to keep in mind when you want to add journaling to a photo. The first thing is the photo itself. The photo needs to have enough "white space" to hold the journaling. Look for photos that have a space with uniform color, so that your journaling does not have to cover both light and dark spaces.
The second thing to keep in mind is the font that you choose for your journaling. Choose a font that is strong enough to stand out from the background of your photograph. Fonts with clear edges, rather than a grungy look work better for this. Choose a color for your font that coordinates with your photo, but allows the font to clearly stand out from the background. Pure white or pure black is best, but these may not always work with your particular photo.
You can use the software of your choice to add journaling to your image. Create the text in a new layer, and play around with the size and color of the font to get the look you want for your page.