Computer Tricks: Learn to Print "White Text"

Nothing adds a graphic touch to a layout better than white type! This technique involves creating a solid fill of color, then typing over it in white. When you print your document onto white cardstock or photo paper, your printer will leave spaces where your letters are, allowing the white paper to show through and giving the illusion of white printed type. Here’s an example of this great technique, along with a video tutorial and free download for you!

The World’s Smallest Jedi by Jessica Sprague. Supplies Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0; Printer: Epson R1900; Photo paper: PremierArt Matte Scrapbook Photo Paper, Epson; Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: American Crafts (background) and KI Memories (stripe); Chipboard letters: Heidi Swapp for Advantus; Nested star chipboard: Deluxe Designs; Font: Century Gothic (journaling) and Impact (title), Microsoft; Other: White acrylic paint.

A large brown block is the home to my title (in a combination of type and chipboard letters) and fully justified journaling. The rounded corners and the way the block extends all the way to page edge add interest to a basic four-square grid page. I printed the journaling onto matte photo paper for a crisper edge to the lettering and richer color to the brown block, then I trimmed it to size for my page.

Learn how to reverse out your text in Photoshop by checking out my online video tutorial here.

Download the 4" x 6" template I made for you, then create your own “Spooks” mini album!

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