Why text editor?

Have something to say? Don’t hold back. Our text editor is the ultimate way to share your deepest — or kookiest — words with the interwebs. From motivational quotes to silly sayings, we encourage you to add your unique thoughts to your favorite pics to spark a conversation.

At PicsArt, not only do we love seeing your epic photos, but we want to hear your thoughts, too! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and while we couldn’t agree more, we are also quite chatty and love a good convo with our besties. You feel? Our online text editor is a great way to add text on a photo — whether it’s an inspiring quote, a funny phrase, or just random words you say all the time, we encourage you to spill it for the world to hear. From simple to fancy text fonts, we’ve got you — and your all your thoughts — covered.

Words Carry Power

While imagery has a major impact on our eyeballs, words can affect our ears just as much. We love a good photo without words, but with our photo text editor, why not share your thoughts at the same time? We think this is called a win, win!

Create Your Own Motivational Quotes

It’s no secret that motivational sayings and quotes are all the rage. It’s always refreshing to read deep thoughts from gurus and authors, but it can also be empowering to create motivational quotes from your own life experiences. To do so, use our text maker to customize fonts depending on your mood and style.

Make it Your Soap Box

Have something important to say about politics or culture or society in general? Want to shout it from the rooftops? Well our text maker is the perfect way to do it! With something as cool as a picture editor with text, you can instantly turn any photo — or T-shirt — into a bold statement.

Use It to up Your Selfie Game

Is there a phrase or word you say a lottt? Like to the point that it’s become your signature? Or is there an adjective that best describes you? Queen, wild child, savage, fabulous, rocker, nerd — you get the point. It would be so fun if you add your favorite word to your selfie or photo to give it a new twist. With PicsArt’s free fonts online, it’s so easy to do, and it’ll add a whole new vibe to your look.

It’s So Easy

We’re so excited about our photo editor — we’re a tad biased but we think we have the best text editor out there! You can add text to photos and customize fonts to create new images with text. It’s so easy to do, too. How to add text to a picture? We give you the step-by-step instructions below, but basically you select an image, add the text feature, and play around with the placement and look until you’re satisfied. We have tons of font options to choose from, from the most simple and basic to the most elaborate and fancy. It all depends on what you’re trying to show the world. Once you add text to your photo, you just make sure you select “Overlay” and then proceed to add your favorite “Effects” to get the perfect look.

Fun Ideas

There are so many ways you can play around with our free online text editor. You can paint your own pattern by playing with different brushes, shapes, and colors available to you. You can also play around with different silhouettes. Our favorite is using the galaxy theme by using images from the Stardust pack. Adding glitter to your fonts is always exciting, too, especially if your power word is something like “Magical” or “Shiny” or “Sparkly.”

Play Around With Placement

With our photo text editor, you can also play around with your quote placement. You can interweave your favorite letters in front of, behind, and around objects by erasing chunks of your text in your desired places. As long as it’s still legible it makes for an edgy vibe. We really like the idea of your favorite quote or words creating an outline of your selfie or portrait. Or you can even layer your preferred words on top of your hair/head for something artsy. There are no mistakes or rules when it comes to adding text on photos, so you do you. When you have something to say, write on your pictures and add text on photos to take your favorite images from silent to standout.

How to add text to a picture:

Click on the pink plus sign at the bottom of the screen, then tap “Draw,” then “Create New.”

Tap on the layers icon at the bottom right corner. Click on the eye icon next to the background layer to hide it. Tap on the arrow icon at the top right corner and select “Edit Image.”

In the photo editor, tap on the Text icon, type your text, and confirm. Pick a font and color for your overlay using the options in the toolbar.

When you’re finished, tap on “Apply.” Save your text overlay and close the photo editor.

Open a background photo in the photo editor and tap on “Add Photo.”

Select your text overlay and place it on your image. To erase parts of it, tap on the eraser at the top of the screen.

To change the color of the text, you can use the Color Replace photo effect. Tap on Effects > Color > Color Replace, then drag the cursor to select your color. Tap on the “Color Replace” icon at the bottom of the screen and use the “Replace Hue” slider to adjust the color, then tap on “Apply.”

Adjust the size and placement of your text overlay. When you’re happy with your edit, tap on “Apply.” Save your edit and share it on PicsArt with the hashtag #TextOverlay!

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