How To Add Text To Photos To Share On Social Media Using A Mac

 

Learn how to add text to photos to share on social media using a Mac computer!

6 easy steps will make you look like a marketing genius by adding your own custom text to graphics that you create with your own camera shots.

Create unique photo posts that include your branding and your inspirational message to share on facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, Google+ and more!

Use the same process to add custom text on stock photos provided you are NOT violating copyright rules when using them.  Tina Red Johnson, a Web marking consultant and social media manager,  shares some important copyright information on the Photo Tour Global Directory™ blog that could be helpful to read before using an image that you did not shoot or create.

CAUTION… be sure to read the Copyright regulations prior to ever customizing someone else’s photo whether it is free or you paid for it!  

Have some fun with photos expressing a message that is unique to you by adding text to a simple photo.  Below is a background shot taken by aiming the camera at some flowers that had sun shining on them and leaving the camera out of focus only showing the mix of colors.  Click  to shoot and upload the image to the computer for some colorful background photos to customize with an inspiring message!

6 Easy step to add text to photos:

1.  Open  the photo on your Mac computer in Preview.  You will see the preview bar at the top with “file, edit, view, tools”  

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2.  On the top Preview tool bar go to Tools tab then drop down to Annotate and click on Add Text  for a box to open on your photo.

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3.  Go to text box on the screen and put the cursor in the box.  Then go up to the tool bar again and click on “Tools” going down to “Show Fonts.”  so you can select the font type, color and size you want to use in the newly formed text box.

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4.  A Font box will show up on the screen  so you can select the font type, color and size you want to use in the newly formed text box.   Select the color from the box that has the T and green color box. When you click on the color box you can select the color you want to use on your text.   You will also select the size of the font and typeface all on the same page before typing in the text box.

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5.  Type in the message in the text box that shows up as fine lines with circle grab spots on the text box that will allow you to enlarge the text area to cover what you want.

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6.  Final step… save your work!  Go to the Save As on the drop down menu under the “File” tap at the top.  Be sure to use “Save As” so you keep your base image free of changes and can use it over and over again. Label your work with a title you will remember.  If you want to add your company website at the bottom of the photo it is another way to brand your message.

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Finished post that can be shared on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+ and Linkedin took minutes to create.  

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Use this link for the flower shoot free photos  posted above. You can download and personalize with your own text for marketing.  The free photos are not to be used for other commercial   products, only marketing and social media posting campaigns.

Get over 200 free SEASONAL stock photos when you subscribe to the Photo Tour Global Directory™ newsletter.  Each month you will get photography and travel tips along with information on global workshops being offered and 10 new seasonal stock photos for you to use in your marketing.

It’s 6 easy steps to add text to photos to share on social media using a Mac computer.  Please come and share a link in the comments any of your work using this technique and the free photos so we can re-share for you too!

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What Can You Learn In A One Hour Google+ Hangout On Air!

 

Who knew how much you can learn in a one hour Google+ Hangout On Air?

Meet Shelley Roth 

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Shelly Roth is a talented and knowledgable Social Media Navigator, Trainer, Consultant, Speaker and Author.

She lives life to the fullest, shares it abundantly and LOVES her dog Buddy!   

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Shelley has started a monthly Google+ Hangout On Air called Funday School  which includes….. FUN, and GIVING on Friday!

This week the topic discussed by knowledgable leaders in their field was:  Grow your business by moving form scarcity to abundance. 

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Google+ Hangout On Air events provide anyone with an idea, business, product or service to share an opportunity to have up to 10 panel members LIVE on a youtube channel sharing information that can help or be of interest to others.

The dynamic members of this panel  (above on the filmstrip) making a difference in the world today were:

J-Coby Wayne ~ Chief experience guide at Energy Arts Alliance.

Deb Tummins ~ Corporate Leader Coaching

Suzette Cotto ~ Social Identity Branding

Pam Terry ~  Public Speaker Coach Author

Carra Riley ~ Small Business and Social Media consultant

Each panel member shared about 5 minutes on their thoughts of how working from “abundance” can impact your business.   

We had an inspiring discussion of how the Principle of abundance moves you to the Law of attraction making everyone happy with the outcome of the help they may need.  The viewing public is able to ask questions LIVE while the event was airing so there was great input from outside the panel as well.  See the archived event right here.   Who knew what could be learned from a one hour Google+ Hangout On Air! 

The Following are “Carra’s Cliff Notes” from the one hour Google+ Hangout On Air event produced by Shelley Roth.

  1.  Giving and sharing of your knowledge shows you as an expert.
  2.  Have a spiral steno pad with you at all times or voice memos on your phone, even by the bed to capture ideas that come and can be implemented.
  3.  Try a 100% satisfaction guarantee with your service.
  4.  Give of yourself by sharing your time.  Work from the principle of abundance KNOWING you will have the time to do what you need to do.
  5.  Ask 3 questions a day:    *  Who was I nice to?  *What did I learn today?  * How am I better today than yesterday?
  6.  Marketing thought to embraces… understand that some people are NOT going to like you no matter what!  SWSWSWN  Some Will, Some Won’t  So What, NEXT  
  7.  Must have a business platform set up so when you are giving there is something concrete for people to come back to for more help.
  8.  The Law of polarity keeps away things that can keep you from doing what you need to do.
  9.  Be sure to inhale as well as exhale… when giving don’t forget to be open to receive.
  10.  What you give should be effortless and seamless.
  11.  All energy converts.
  12.  Rehab from the mind set of “scarcity.”
  13.  Be like a wave.. go with the flow of the tide.
  14.  Applause is gratitude from the audience for what you have given them.   Take time to honor and thank the audience for their gratitude.
  15.  Scarcity is a mentality not a reality.
  16.  New thinking from the Harvard Business Review…. Gratitude is the new will power.
  17.  BE the purpose you are.  It’s all connected
  18.   There is ONE MIND…. connect with it.

Amazing what one hour on a Google+ Hangout On Air can bring out to help move thought to a higher altitude on a personal and business level.  Should you have any questions about the concepts shared feel free to contact any of the panel members to learn more about this way of thinking that can change your life!

Follow this link to subscribe to future Funday School events.

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Sunday March 9, 2014 Daylight Savings Time Begins In The USA & Canada

 

Daylight savings time starts Sunday, March 9, 2014 in the USA (except Arizona and Hawaii) along with most of Canada.

SPRING FORWARD with  your clocks 1 hour Saturday night so you won’t be late for Sunday appointments!

Daylight Savings Time will end Sunday, November 2, 2014  in America and Canada.

This is a great time to share with your customers the time changes around the world!  Find all the different dates for the world Daylight Savings changes right here.

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No matter what business product or service you are associated with digital images can be used to share current events and help your clientele stay up to date with any kinds of changes.  

Photo Tour Global Directory™ is a website  you can go to and receive FREE Stock images to create your own message with your own brand.  

Feel free to use any of our Time Change Graphics above or make your own with a free gift of stock photos from Photo Tour Global Directory™.

It’s easy to do…. download an approved photo that has space for text, add the text indicating when the time change will take place in your area, and post for the world to see.

Photo Tour Global Directory™ provides FREE digital images with a subscription to the monthly news letter  and can help with seasonal marketing plans through images.

Learn about amazing places to travel, and wonderful Global Personal Photographers™ from the newsletter who can help you with shooting your vacation or event or can guide you to the icon shot locations when you travel.   On the site you will also find information on global photography workshops and helpful travel tips. Use this information to share with your customers and have something fun to talk about!

Don’t forget to MOVE YOUR CLOCK FORWARD 1 Hour Sunday, March 9, 2014 as Daylight Savings Time Begins in the USA (except Arizona and Hawaii) and most of Canada.  

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Oscars 2014 Meryl Streep Cosmic Pick Best Actress In August: Osage County

 

Oscars 2014 Meryl Streep, Best Actress Oscar Cosmic Pick for August: Osage County

The 2014 Winter Olympics have closed and the world is on to the next drama hook which is the 86 Annual Oscar Awards Ceremony.  The awards can be watched on ABC Sunday, March 2, 2014.

The Red Carpet event starts at 7:00 pm EST or 4:00 pm PST and runs for an hour and a half with the Oscars commencing at 8:30 pm EST and 5:30 pm PST.

The Red Carpet is sometimes more fun and creates more buzz and tweets than the actual Oscar awards.  The financial benefits of having a specific designer mentioned by a star on the Red Carpet can mean millions for the brand. The Red Carpet is FREE MARKETING.  Advertising dollars today are fragmented so determining the best ROI (Return On Investment) for promotion the concept of people tweeting, posting, pinning and sharing with their friends in social media what happens on the Red Carpet is of extreme importance to the stars and the brands they are representing on the walk.

 This year, Kantar Media estimates that a 30 second advertising spot will cost brands an average of $1.8 million during the primetime show.  Last year the 30-second advertising spot was only $1.65 million.  The show will be watched by several hundred million in the USA and more around the world.  Will you be there?  Who is your pick for Best Actress at the 86th Annual Oscar Awards?

Get an APP for that“  and watch on your phone if you won’t be close to a television, it’s going to be a great show!

 

Oscar Oscars 2014 Meryl Streep Cosmic Pick Best Actress In August: Osage County

The coveted Oscars are always full of surprises and delights as we see the behavior of many different personality types.  The Cosmic pick for best actress is Meryl Streep in August: Osage County.

Meryl Streep is a woman of poise and grace who has been nominated 18 times for an Oscar and has taken home the gold statue 3 times.  Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for 3 Oscars at the age of 23 and after the fiasco at the Golden Globes has shared that Meryl Streep is her favorite actress  The two create an interesting dynamic of the experienced and new in Hollywood with incredible acting talents!

How will Meryl Streep react if she wins the 4th Oscar for August: Osage County?  Well she be like my favorite Oscar win with Roberto Benigni in 1999 when winning for best Foreign film with “Life Is Beautiful” standing on the seat and shouting his excitement.   Or will Meryl take the win in stride as she wins her 4th Oscar tying Katharine Hepburn for most Oscars won by one actress.

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The nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role are 

  1. Amy Adams for “American Hustle”
  2. Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine”
  3. Sandra Bullock for “Gravity”
  4. Judi Dench for “Philomena”
  5. Meryl streep for “August: Osage County” 

Meryl Streep is the Cosmic pick for Best Actress for her role in August: Osage County.  

August: Osage County  shows the vulnerable raw emotions of many personality types found in families all around the world.

The film is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony winning play by Tracy Letts.   Watching the riveting dysfunctional family yelling and degrading each other was reminiscent of watching Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.”  The intensity, the reality, the total immersion into the anxiety of the situation will take you to an emotional place that either you can learn from or will be terrified because of the reality that is being portrayed.

Family mental issues sometimes seem to be the “Mothers” fault and Meryl Streep portrays is the the ultimate “mom mess” sharing absolutely no FUN with this dysfunctional family.    She says “I am truth telling and some people are antagonized by the truth.”    The dad, Sam Shepard drank and the mom, Meryl Streep, self medicated with pills to get through life with the children being collateral damage. The parents thought they were doing their best to provide for the kids and what they did was for them.

The film covers:

  • Depression
  • Prescription drug addiction
  • Suicide
  • Death
  • Alcoholism
  • Incest
  • Resentment
  • Rape
  • Adultery
  • Aging

Love it or hate it August: Osage County has a message everyone can learn from.  The viewer will find characters and situations they can relate to and might even inspire some behavior modification from.

Meryl Streep provides an Oscar winning performance for Best Actress in a Leading Role.  

See you at the 86th Annual Oscars Awards on Sunday March 2, 2014 7 pm EST and 4 pm PST.

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Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

 

Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice are certainly conversation starters!

Good times with some Cosmic Cuisine™

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Ingredients:  

Chocolate chips

Hersey’ Kisses

Baking small candy papers

Marchino Cherries

Red icing

Toothpicks

Sliced Almonds

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 Take out the Cherries to sort nice round, plump bodies.

3 Dry juice off the cherries Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

Pat the cherries dry 

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 Dry the cherries selecting nice strong tails.  

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Lay out the almond slices for ears.  Select matching forms so the ears look similar in shape.

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Unwrap the Hershey kisses.

7 Take foil off the kisses to be ready to hook to the chocolate covered cherry Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

Melt the chocolate chips in a deep small bowl to dip the cherries in easily. 

8 melt half of the chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute use a glass small deep dish Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

Microwave about 1.5 minutes checking to see the consistency, stir the chocolate chips and try another minute. 

9 whip chocolate chips that have been partially melted with a fork Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

Dip the cherries in the melted chocolate chips using the stem to hold it.

10 dip the cherry holding the tail in the melted chocolate use the fork to drop chocolate around the stem area Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

Immediately press a chocolate kiss together with the cherry holding the stem and the point of the kiss. 

11 put the cherry on a foil covered plate press the candy kiss to the chocolate covered cherry Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

Place about 6 of the chocolate covered cherries and kisses on aluminum foil to add the ears of almond slices.

12 et set and get 2 matched earsalmonds to pres in between the kiss and the cherry Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

Gently slip the almond slices between the cherry body and kiss while chocolate is still soft. 

13 gently press the almonds between the kiss and the chocolate covered cherry Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

The chocolate mice are ready to go in the freezer to firm the chocolate.

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Cool 6 mice at a time in the freezer for 3 to 4 minutes so you can add the eyes when fully firm. 

14 place 6 mice on a foil covered plate to put in the freezer for 3 to 4 minutes to set Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

Add water to the icing crystals and dot on the kiss to form eyes.

15 bring out of the freezer and create the eye with a toothpick and a small amount of red icing or use heart shaped cake decortions for eyes Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice

Place the mice in individual candy papers to serve and display.

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For Valentines day try heart cake decorations for the look of love!  Add a dot of chocolate where you want the eyes to stick.

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Good times and great conversations with the Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice!  

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Valentines day will never be the same with your Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice.

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Parties are about fun food and conversations.  Once you have all the ingredients together this project takes about 30 minutes depending on how many mice you want to make!

Have fun and enjoy the laugher with Valentines Cosmic Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice!  

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