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Overlaying Your Image With Text

Words on canvas prints are a great way of producing artwork and combining your favourite quotes with images that are special to you.words on canvas printsThanks to social media, sharing wonderful pictures across all over your social media accounts is a great way to delight friends and family and get your business extra exposure. Although, you can easily share photos that others are already sharing from their own accounts, many individuals and companies like to get creative and create their own unique images to share based on things they personally like. One great way to boost your creativeness when it comes to photos is overlapping text with an image.

And that image can literally be anything you want – from photos of your kids to a picturesque sunset at the beach – anything that catches your eye and will look amazing on your social media accounts. And once you have your base photo, you can add your favorite saying, poem, quote or song lyrics over it to make a one-of-a-kind photo that will delight all!

Don’t think you need any fancy tools or extensive knowledge of any computer programs to add overlapping text on your personal image either! All you need are a few apps and you’ll be able to create bespoke pictures with meaning. Here are a few apps that will allow you to achieve this cool technique:



Available for iOS and Android devices, the Phonto app is simple and easy to use! You’ll be able to add text to any picture you want and then change up the font, size, direction and just about anything else so that you create the perfect photo to share on your social media sites. The app is totally free and a top app for photos in general.

PicLab HD – Design Studio


This app is a powerful design studio that allows you to do more than just add text over photos. You can add photo filters, adjustments, texture, grains and more to your photos so that you can create a masterpiece. The app is available for $1.99.



Over is the perfect app to add text and other kinds of artwork to photos. With so many fonts and quote choices, you can literally spend days creating cool photos with the app. And there are a number of in-app purchases for more fonts, seasonal design packs and more. It’s available for both iOS and Android devices for $1.99.

Studio Design


You’ll be able to design things you never thought you could with the power of the Studio app for both iOS and Android devices. You’re be able to add beautiful layers to your photos and then share your works of art with family and friends. You can remix any design you see and the app has powerful photo filters and thousands of free shapes, fonts and crops for free!

A Beautiful Mess


If you love to get creative with your photos, A Beautiful Mess app is a great way to really let your creative juices flow with the ability to add text to any picture you want. And if you don’t want to use a picture, the app has cool backgrounds to choose from. It’s $.99 with in-app purchases.

Here is a great example of words on canvas prints of Beethoven overlayed with one of his letters and a musical edge.

to my immortal beloved


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