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When placing a text frame over an image, the problem often occurs that the colour of the text and the underlying images are interfering. Here are two simple tricks to avoid this.
 
When placing a text frame over an image, the problem often occurs that the colour of the text and the underlying images are interfering. Here are two simple tricks to avoid this.

Latest revision as of 19:55, 5 January 2011

This article is part of the Tips & Tricks series.
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When placing a text frame over an image, the problem often occurs that the colour of the text and the underlying images are interfering. Here are two simple tricks to avoid this.

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  • Create a rectangular shape with approximately the same size as your text frame, fill it with white or another color, set its opacity to 30% or another value smaller than 100% and put it under your text, but above the image:

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  • Create a text frame for your text, convert it to outlines by using Item > Convert to Outlines. Move it over a shape, for example a rectangular. Select both objects and use Item > Combine Polygones. If you move the new object over an image now , the image can be seen through the text:

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  • The "wave" has been produced in a similiar way: I started with a rectangular shape. By using Edit shapes > Move Control Points in the Shape tab of the Properties Palette, the points of the shape can be re-arranged and changed to curves:

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  • In this case, a polygon with 7 corners and an applied factor of -45 was used to create a star. As described above, the price is "embossed" into the star and a duplicate of the result is used as a shadow:

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