Text field over photo

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Tue Oct 9 17:43:34 EDT 2012

It depends on the image. If the image has a lot of detailed and mixed contrast, Marty's approach may be the best. However, if there is a dark area or light area, you want your type to be a decent contrast of that. A drop shadow on the text should work fine. I'm pretty sure you can apply a drop shadow to a field in such a way that the text itself has a drop shadow. 


On Oct 9, 2012, at 11:56 AM, Timothy Miller wrote:

> Hello,
> I want to display a line of text -- in a field, over a photo. The loc of the field will scroll down. I want the text to be as legible as possible, but the photo will vary. I'm wondering about the best way to make the text legible.
> What do you suggest?
> --A black font with a white outline? Or white font with a black outline? Can someone recommend such a font?
> --Maybe a field with a semi-transparent white background? If this is recommended, I can't quite figure out how to set the background of a field to a semi-transparent color. A fuzzy edge around such a background would be even better. Suggestions?
> Thanks in advance,
> Tim

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