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Add a Text Element

Click on "Create new Text Element" to add a text element to your canvas.

Placid editor create text element

Edit a Text Element

If you choose a text element in your layer list, two additional panels with settings will appear: Position and Text Element.

Add Default Text

In the Text Element Panel, you can add a default text for your text element. This text will be displayed in your generated images if:

  • ..you don't override it with dynamic content, so f.ex. your Posting Title or
  • ..the element is not set to dynamic.

You can also use this field to try out texts of different lengths to see if your template fits your needs.

Change Font & Style

  • Font: Choose between Google Fonts or your own custom fonts in different weights
  • Font Color: Choose your text color
  • Font Size: Define the default text size
  • Line Height: Define the line spacing of your text box
  • Font Styles: Choose between different font styles (italics / underline / strikethrough)
  • Transformation: Choose to always display text in UPPERCASE or lowercase.

Textbox Settings

The textbox settings determine how the element will handle text.

Choose how it behaves if your text gets too long:

  • Plain Text: If the text gets too long, it will overflow its box.
  • Fit: If the text gets too long, it will change its size to fit the box.
  • Single Line ...: If the text gets longer than one line, it will be cut off with an ellipsis (...) at the end.
  • Clamp: If the text gets longer, it will be cut off with an ellipsis (...) at the end.

And other settings:

  • Text Alignment: Choose where in your textbox you want your text to be aligned (top, middle, bottom)
  • Background Color: Choose the background color of your textbox.

Text Shadow

You can add multiple shadows for your text elements, and define their colour (including opacity), x and y-offsets and blur.

Placid editor text settings