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16: IMAGES > CONTRAST OF BACKGROUND IMAGES

CONTRAST OF BACKGROUND IMAGES

If you want to overlay text on a background image, contrast in order for the text to be legible.

HIGH CONTRAST

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The majority of photographs have quite a high contrast, which means that they are not ideal for use as a background image.

LOW CONTRAST

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Image editing applications such as Photoshop and GIMP have tools that allow you to manually adjust your images to have lower contrast.

SCREEN

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To overlay text on an image with high contrast, you can place a semi-transparent background color (or “screen”) behind the text to improve legibility.

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