We join weliveinaflat and Firebonnet this week for the text on photos challenge. The Moldiv and Studio apps are very well reviewed at weliveinaflat, and I encourage you to see all of her fine examples, and great thoughts on the many wonderful uses for text on photos.
I decided to give a few examples using the Over app, after discovering it via Instagram. This is a paid app for the iPhone and iPad. You are also able to purchase additional packs/fonts with this app, although I think the standard ones are very nice. Over has a simple little half-circle “disk” off to one side that allows you to easily scroll to “add”, “edit”, “save”, “share”, etc, so is quickly learned. It also has some interesting standard fonts like “Goon”, “Live Simply”, and “Lanhy”. They are all a little more handwritten and rather free-spirited than most fonts, and give a nice modern touch to your photos. Over also lets you add artwork, including some selections where you can add a preselected word or words to your photo.
Here are my examples of Over using these preselected words. First is a photo of the area in west Austin near where I live (but no I don’t have a home…or views…like this).
The second photo is one I also took in a small town west of here, and altered using my own filters made with Mextures, which I can safely say has become my new favorite photo app! Made that red rock really red!! Word added courtesy of the Over app.
So, go ahead and try out the Over photo app; I think you will like it. It seems that text on photos really works best if you can apply it over more solid color areas of a photo. This way the text doesn’t get lost in the photo’s details.