HOW TO ADD CUSTOMIZABLE,
PERSONALIZED TEXT TO AN IMAGE OVERLAY
You can have text added to a
photo for the purpose of personalization, specific to each guest. The guest will complete a survey form on the
capture device and the variable text will be added to the photo. This is a great way for a guest to add their
name, a quote, or other text—unique to them—to their photo. Photos created this way may be printed on
site with the personalization, and, of course, be uploaded for digital delivery
to the guest.
The process requires that
Picture Marketing install the feature ($480), but you may prepare your own
a layered Photoshop file to spec, based on the dimensions found in the Master
Overlay section of FotoZap Admin with sample text on a separate layer:
-Use a font that is featured at
iosfonts.com. These are fonts available on any iPad, without additional
preparation. See instructions far below for using a custom font.
-Utilize the font color, size, and
position you want in the Photoshop file
-Understand the copy will be on a single
line; the copy line does not break
-Prepare any corresponding, static text
that will be used as normal, but do not rasterize text in the Photoshop file.
-Feel free to indicate any angle of
rotation for the text
-Indicate opacity of Text in text layer,
the corresponding survey form as an offline survey; if you plan to use a survey
to ask other questions (e.g., opt-in, first, last, email, sms number), send the
information along in a Word Document.
the app configuration files to support the Personalization feature.
the bounding box to limit the area that is personalized
the set up
personalization occurs in a layer underneath the Master Overlay. So, PM will create
the overlay as an Animated Overlay, using the Animated format for the image
(with a single frame, rather than multiple frames).
necessary, PM will create a Master Overlay that matches the Animated Overlay,
but will create a “window” in the Master Overlay so the guest may see their
personalization. In kiosk environments, the text will appear as a mirror image
during capture (to match the guest’s view of themselves as a mirror image).
Once rendered the text will appear correctly.
Sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants, and clients will demand a
custom font. Any TrueType or OpenType font may be used. HOWEVER, it requires you to install the
custom font on the iPad device. As this
has to be done for every iPad you plan to utilize, we recommend using fonts
listed on iosfonts.com, instead.
1. Download the App AnyFont from the AppStore.
the font to the iPad (usually send an email with the font as an attachment)
on the attached font from the email; the iPad will ask you if you want to open
the font in AnyFont app. Accept.
See below for reference: