Are there any simple solutions to improve the readability of type?

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Create a band of color (or even black or white) to lay the type on top to increase readability. A solid, wide stripe might seem too invasive within your design, so try lowering the opacity down to 65 percent. Create the bar on a separate layer so you can adjust not only the color, but also the opacity. Experiment with hues and the opacity amounts to find what fits right for the project. You could even use a texture or pattern for the band.  

-Jennifer Foy, Unisub

Jennifer Foy

Jennifer Foy


Jennifer Foy has over 20 years of experience using Adobe software and working in the advertising, marketing, and design fields. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, and a Master of Arts in Advertising from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Her years of teaching experience include numerous software and design classes for colleges in Atlanta, Georgia, and Louisville, Kentucky. Jennifer is currently working as the Creative Director at Universal Woods with the Unisub and ChromaLuxe brands. Jennifer can be reached by email at [email protected]

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