How to Add Text on Affinity Photo iPad: The Ultimate Guide

Adding text to photos is a great way to add personality and character to your images. Affinity Photo for iPad offers a wide range of text tools that allow you to create beautiful and unique text effects. In this article, we will explore all of the different ways you can add text to your photos using Affinity Photo for iPad.

The first part is dedicated to a general description of the Art, Frame & Path text tools, and then we’ll move on to explain each text tool in more detail. We’ll start by delving into the Artistic Text Tool and eventually, we’ll take a look at the Frame text tool. The following section will focus on the Text Studio. Next, we’ll learn how to use the Text on a path and Shape text tools. Finally, we’ll learn how to clip an image to a text. Let’s get started!

Three types of text in Affinity Photo for iPad

Text is an essential part of Affinity Photo for iPad. This allows you to add labels, descriptions, or instructions to your photo without having to open another editing app.

There are three types of text that you can create in Affinity Photo for the iPad:

  • Art text
  • Frame text
  • Path text

Each type of text has its own unique set of features and options. Let’s take a closer look at each type of text.

Art Text is a basic tool as it lets you create a single line of text that you can format using the various options. available. As the name suggests, art text is a designed piece of text. There are various artistic text styles that you can apply to your text. Like with the other tools, you may choose the font, size, color, position, and alignment of the Art text.

Frame text is a more complex type of text that allows you to create a text frame with multiple lines of text. The frame acts as a container for the text and allows you to add special effects to the text. You can also use the Frame text tool to create curved or straight text by adding a path to the frame.

Path text is a text that follows a path. It can create beautiful and unique text effects. Text on a path lets you create text that follows any path, including straight or curved paths.

These last two types of text give you more control over the positioning and orientation of your text.

Now that we’ve looked at the three types of text in general, let’s move on to the Artistic Text Tool.

Artistic Text Tool in Affinity Photo for iPad

The Artistic text tool style is the simplest text type available. It allows you to create text with special formattings, such as decorative or artistic typographical design, as well as more advanced options.

To create Artistic text in Affinity Photo for iPad,

  • Select the Artistic text tool and tap and drag on the location where you want to add your text. By dragging, you can determine the size of the text.
  • Then, type in your text or paste a copied text. Highlight the text if you wish to edit it.
  • If you want to resize the height or width, tap and drag the object’s corner handles.

Now that we’ve covered the basics of adding artistic text to Affinity Photo for iPad, let’s move on to some more advanced topics. In the next section, we will learn how to use the Frame Text Tool.

Frame Text Tool in Affinity Photo for iPad

The Frame text tool allows you to design a pieced of text that follows a route. Frame text is ideal for creating paragraphs with a structured and ordered format within a frame.

To create Frame text in Affinity Photo for iPad,

  • Select the Frame Text Tool and tap and drag on the location where you want to add your text. By dragging, you can determine the size of the text frame.
  • Then, type in your text or paste a copied text. Highlight the text if you wish to edit it.
  • If you want to resize the height or width, tap and drag the object’s corner handles.
  • If you want to resize the text frame, adjust the text scale.

There are also some other options that you can adjust, such as the font, font colour, text alignment, and so on.

And that’s all there is to it! In just a few simple steps, you can create beautiful and unique frame texts using Affinity Photo for iPad.

After learning how to use the Frame Text Tool, let’s move on to the Text Studio.

Text Studio

The Text Studio is an excellent text editor that lets you create and modify text in Affinity Photo for iPad. It formats the characters and paragraphs made using the Artistic Text Tool or Frame Text Tool.

How to Add Text on Affinity Photo iPad: The Ultimate Guide- text studio

There are several options in the Text Studio to optimize for a selected text:

  • Font– This property specifies the typeface to style the user interface controls.
  • Size– Point sizes can be adjusted independently.
  • Attributes– To emphasize a word or phrase, use the `Bold`, ‘Italic’, ‘Underline’ and/or ‘Strikethrough’ properties.
  • Left Align– The paragraph alignment is adjusted to follow the text container’s left edge.
  • Centre Align– The paragraph alignment is set to equal distance between the left and right edges of the text.
  • Right Align– The paragraph alignment is adjusted to follow the text container’s right edge.
  • Justified options– Causes the paragraph to be justified and aligns the last line of the paragraph to the left, center, right, or fully justified.

These settings allow you to manage the positioning of the text:

  • Kerning– The kerning (distance) between characters is controlled by the kerning control.
  • Tracking– The spacing of the text is controlled.
  • Baseline– This property determines the baseline of text characters. The baseline is lowered or raised depending on the value of this attribute.
  • Leading Over– To raise the leading in a paragraph, use Leading Override. This is done by applying a local override to specific text.
  • Shear– The text-slant parameter specifies how far the text leans to the left or right. Positive values tilt text to the left, while negative values tilt it to the right.
  • Horz Scale– The horizontal scale encompasses the spread width and character spacing width.
  • Vert Scale– The vertical scale encompasses the spread width and character by point size.

The Text Studio also provides options to fine-tune the paragraph styles of your text. This way you can keep your text consistent throughout your document.

Let’s move on to creating Text on a Path!

Text on a path

In Affinity Photo for iPad, you can draw text that follows the shape of a created path. Paths can consist of a simple line, a curve or a shape, amongst others. This is a great way to create creative text effects.

Next, we’ll provide an example by explaining how you can add the text on a path in the shape of an Ellipse.

To start, tap on the ‘Ellipse tool’ which is located on the left side toolbar. You may position the ellipse to your liking and continue with the design.

Next, select the Artistic text tool from the left-hand toolbar and tap on the ellipse. Drag along the curve to adjust the size of the text displayed.

Tap on where you want to begin writing and you will see that the ellipse is c automatically onverted to a path. Start typing the text you want or paste a copied text. If you wish to change the flow of the path text, highlight it and drag the path text handles.

You will notice that two arrows appear on the display, green and red. These arrows allow you to adjust the position of the text. If you drag the green arrow, you can easily position the text as intended. On the other hand, the red arrow positions the text backward.

You may also alter the position of the base text in a simple manner.

Firstly, select the text by tapping and dragging it. Secondly, on the right-hand side of the screen, tap ‘Positioning’ in the Text Studio window. A few choices will appear, including Tracking, Hory scale, Baseline, Word scale, and Leading Over. We’ll focus just on the Baseline option in this section.

To alter the baseline of an ellipse, use this tool. Simply select the “Baseline” option and drag it forward and back to adjust the text’s placement as needed.

Additionally, you may align the text by first selecting or highlighting the text and then choosing an alignment.

Next, let’s look at the way you can make text fit within a shape in Affinity Photo for iPad.

Shape text in Affinity Photo for iPad

You may typewritten words within the boundaries any shape, predefined or freehand. Certainly, this is a really useful tool to create some very outstanding designs with text.

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To shape text in Affinity Photo for iPad, follow these steps,

  • To start, you must create the shape using the ‘Shape Tool.’
  • Select the shape layer and then the ‘Frame Text Tool’ from the toolbar after you’ve drawn a specific shape.
  • On the icon, move your cursor over the shape and it will change into a tiny pentagon with a “T” inside it.
  • The design will instantly change into a framed text box.
  • After typing in your text, Affinity Photo will automatically wrap it within the frame.
  • In the context toolbar, you may change the font, font size, and other settings. The Move Tool allows you to resize and arrange your text as desired.

Clipping an image to a text

Clipping an image into text is a very easy task. This basically means attaching an image to a piece of text so that it takes on the shape of that text.

To clip an image to a text in Affinity Photo for iPad,

  • Locate the image you want to clip.
  • To add text, use the ‘Artistic Text Tool’ or ‘Frame Text Tool’ (from the toolbar).
  • Adjust the text properties and type in your desired text.
  • Drag the pixel layer next to your text layer if you want to fit the image within the boundaries of your text.
  • Notice that the text has been filled with your image.

Conclusion

Finally, we’ve now reached the end of this blog post. We really hope you have a better understanding of how to add text to Affinity Photo for iPad and the advanced features that are available. In conclusion, we discussed the different types of text available, the Artistic text tool, the Frame text tool, the Text Studio, how to add text on a path, Shape text, and how to clip an image to a text.

Certainly, with Affinity Photo for iPad, the possibilities are endless. Go out there and start creating some amazing designs!

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