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Photo Editing

How to Add Text to a Picture or Photo in 3 Easy Steps

Apr 8, 2021 · 3 minutes read

A picture indeed says a thousand words, but sometimes you still need the words to add a little extra exclamation or detail to your images. Using an app like YouCam Perfect, you can quickly and smoothly add photo editing effects, and add text to your photo, giving it that perfect added touch.

Watch the "Add Text" tool in action.

Read on to learn how to add text to your photo in three easy steps — beginning with photo selection and finishing with text styling.

Free App to Add Text to Photos: YouCam Perfect

When adding text to your photo, you first want to think about what text would fit best. Is it a funny joke, a movie quote, or lyrics from your favorite song? No matter what you decide to add to your photo, the YouCam Perfect app should be your first choice in a photo text editor, since it’s able to give you the ideal look you’re after. Let’s jump right in and get started. 

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#1. Open Your Photo & Add Text to Photo

Start by downloading and opening up the YouCam Perfect app on your phone. Then, select which photo you’d like to add the text. Keep in mind that photos with a simpler background work best for adding text — if your photo is too busy, you’ll have a harder time finding a place where the words fit in. Once you’ve selected your image, click edit at the bottom left corner of your screen.

#2. Select the Color and Font of Your Text

Then, scroll to the left until you see the “Text” icon, and go ahead and tap it. Next, you’ll have the chance to choose the color of your text. The YouCam Perfect app has dozens of colors to choose from, ensuring that you’ll find the best one for your photo. After you’ve selected the color of your text, you can move onto picking a font.

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Choosing the font for your text is probably the most important part of the text — it can express your tone and aesthetic before the words are even read! Choose from cursive, sans serif, bold, and many more. Your font selection will be a major contributor to the overall mood of the photo, so make sure to test out multiple options to find the best one for your specific image. 

3. Add a Text Bubble to Your Picture

Next, you can add a text bubble to really make your text pop, if you’d like. YouCam Perfect has many different “Bubble” options, whether you’re looking for a note, a cartoon thought, a romantic callout, or anything else. Lastly, align your text how you’d like it to appear — left-justified, centered, or right-justified. Then, drag the text to the desired area of your photo. Once you’ve put it in just the right spot, you’re almost ready to export your newly created masterpiece and share it on your favorite social media platform.

Pro tip: Here are the best exporting options for the popular social sharing scenarios.

Now that you’ve decided on the styling of your text, you can get down to the nitty-gritty of actually writing it. Consider adding a thoughtful quote, a line from your favorite song, the location where you took the photo, or anything else you want. Let your imagination take you to creative places.

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There are so many ways to add text to your photo — now is the time to play around in the tool and get all the details just perfect. Depending on what you’re using the photo for, you’ll want to play around with many different styles.

To add a more artful touch to your photos, consider using text to design an edgy letter portrait picture. Start with a background photo of your choosing and then add layers with bold, bright text and more fun effects to find the style you like best.

YouCam Perfect: Your Go-To Photo Editor

Adding some funny, inspirational, or heartfelt text is just the starting off point for what you can create in the YouCam Perfect app.

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With filters, animations, stickers, and many more options, you can create a masterpiece that includes every degree of creativity you can come up with. Don’t just use average photos in your social media anymore — download the YouCam Perfect app today to get started! (iOS & Android).

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