Add Text

Text overlays have *never* been this cool. In a few easy steps we'll teach you how to add text to your photos.

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Add text to photos with PicsArt Photo Editor.

Step 1

Open your picture in the photo editor and tap on the Text icon.

Add text to photos with PicsArt Photo Editor.

Step 2

Type your text and tap on the check mark to confirm.

Make text overlays with PicsArt Photo Editor

Step 3

Tap on the arrow icon in the bottom left corner to open the fonts menu.

Text Overlays with PicsArt Photo Editor

Step 4

Select the font package you’d like to use. We chose the Ultra Fonts pack.

How to add text to photos with PicsArt Photo Editor Step 5

Select your font. Drag the arrow icon to adjust the size of your text and drag the edge of the text to adjust the dimensions. Drag the text to place it on your image.

How to add text to photos with PicsArt Photo Editor

Step 6

Tap on the Shadow icon.

Add text tool in the PicsArt Photo Editor

Step 7

Select the Opacity section and use the slider to adjust the opacity of your shadow.

Working with the add text tool in PicsArt Photo Editor Step 8

Select the Blur section and use the slider to adjust the blur.

Adding text to photos with the PicsArt Photo Editor Step 9

Tap on the Color icon and open the Gradient section.

Add text to photos with PicsArt Photo Editor

Step 10 

Tap on the first color box to open the Color Chooser.

Choose text color - PicsArt Photo Editor Add Text Tool

Step 11

Select your first color and confirm.

Text Color Gradient in the PicsArt Photo Editor

Step 12

Repeat to select your second color. Use the slider to adjust the orientation of your gradient.

Text Color Gradient in the PicsArt Photo Editor

Step 13

Tap on the eraser icon at the top of the screen.

Add text to photos with PicsArt Photo Editor

Step 14

Tap on the eraser at the bottom of the screen to open the settings panel. Use the sliders to adjust the size and hardness of your brush.

Enlarge text over photo with the PicsArt Photo Editor

Step 15

Use two fingers to zoom in on your picture.

Add text to photos with PicsArt Photo Editor

Step 16

Use your finger or stylus to erase the parts of your text that you don’t need. Tap on the check mark to confirm.

Text Overlays with PicsArt Photo Editor

Step 17

Tap on “Apply.”

Text Overlay made with the PicsArt Photo Editor

Step 18

Tap on the arrow icon to finish. Save your picture and share it on PicsArt with the hashtag #AddText!

Original #FreeToEdit image by @gizemaktas1.

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