Picasa Tip: Vertical Text

IMG_1422-1Picasa makes it a simple matter to add text to your photo and turn it vertical.

You click on the Text tool to start the process, then just type the text you want.  While you’re still in the editing mode, you should see a circle appear at the center of the text and a little orange dot that I call a ‘handle.’  The circle represents the 360 degrees of angles you can use, and the handle is the way to grab the text block and spin the text to whatever angle you want, including a 90 degree vertical.(Member TutorialVideo: Adding Text to Pictures)

handleThe screen shot at right shows how it looks when you’re using the text tool.  The little dot that the arrow is pointing to is the ‘handle.’  Click and drag on that.  Moving away from the center will make the text bigger, moving in toward the center will make it smaller, and moving around the circle will change the angle.

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Chris is a teacher. Although she comes as close to an expert as possible in many areas of computer usage, she can still remember what it's like not to know these things! That means she can communicate with students in a way that teaches and doesn't demean. She really enjoys teaching one-on-one and for groups of people, but she reaches a worldwide audience with her tutorial videos on the GeeksOnTour.com website. She currently travels the country in an RV with her husband, Jim. As Geeks on Tour, they present computer seminars at RV rallies, computer clubs, and Senior Centers all over the US.

5 thoughts on “Picasa Tip: Vertical Text”

  1. I was wondering if maybe there is a trick that allows the letters to be read vertically. The one you did was simply arrange the angle of the words and it reads awkwardly. Thanks so much in advance.


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