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Design simple backgrounds for text-images

Design simple backgrounds for text-images

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Discover here all how to design a background for your banner, poster, social media post, or any piece of communication. EDIT.org also provides you with some customizable templates to get started.

Years ago, Twitter was the platform that allowed users to write what they wanted to say apart from reading other's messages. Today, your information will go unnoticed among the nearly 6.000 tweets per second. But Twitter is just an example. The same happens in all social networks. If you want your message to get across, the best thing to do is to post it with a well-designed image

As you know, the image has become the most used communication element in recent years in all social networks. Proof of this is that currently, Instagram is the platform that most grows every year. Therefore, companies and, in general, the users of these social networks, have had to reinvent themselves to ensure that messages reach their audience.

One of the most common techniques is the use of images with text. It's not always easy to find the perfect appealing design, and the background is crucial for the final design to be accurate. 

With EDIT.org, you can design your own backgrounds and texts with spectacular results in just a few minutes. Although we have more than 20.000 templates with predetermined designs, in this article, we want to show you some tips enabling you to create the most fashionable and professional designs.


Unifying the color of the background will contrast with the text you want to highlight. In the editor, you will find different techniques to do it with a variety of results and nuances. The two simplest to apply are:

  1. Add COLOR TINT filter. This effect applies a global color in the photo without losing its details. It gives a professional finish and can be very interesting if you like your background photo does not go completely unnoticed.
  2. Add a shape with transparency. In this way, you can create a layer of color and modify its intensity. It can fill (or not) the whole image so you can highlight the text. The only drawback of this method is sending back the layer of the new figure you just created so that texts are on top. * Add apply gradients → article gradients.


Using different forms to place your texts helps to capture the public's attention so that the image is displaced in the background. It is a very effective way to highlight the message and that the words are read clearly. You can play putting the background of the shape of a color that is striking and is present in the background image to be combined. But always, make sure they are the same color.


The blur effect consists basically of the image being blurred, this allows it to be perceived but does not remove prominence to the text. The icons are especially good with this type of effect, also highlight the logo of your company. Applying it is as simple as going to the filters tab and clicking.


Apart from the effects that you can apply to the background, it is important that you choose well. Images with an "empty space" will be perfect to enter the text there. They serve to create an attractive and orderly design since everything takes its place.


Once you have clear where and how you will add your text it is important to find the right type. As it is not an easy task, in the editor you can find dozens of combinations of fonts that have been prepared by our expert designers to save you work. You can learn more in the specific article on this tool!

Start now making the perfect background according to your business needs. Click on any template and modify whatever you need. Obtain competent results in a few minutes!

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