Gig images: Using text overlay

Let’s review some tips and best practices to keep in mind when you create a Gig image. Remember that the goal is to upload an image that is visually pleasing, easy to understand, and not overwhelming for potential buyers.

Using text in your Gig image

It’s important that your text is concise and visually easy to read.
Remember, less is best—use up to 10 words total in your Gig image.

If you’d like to add text to your visuals, avoid repeating your Gig’s title or description in your Gig images.

Too much text can be overwhelming, and adding different text to help clarify your Gig is more effective than repeating your title.


Consider the contrast 

In order to have your text pop in a graphic, make sure it stands out from the background.

The color of your text should be darker than your background if it is light, or lighter than your background if it is dark.

How to combine text with your work samples

If you want to include additional text on top of your work sample (text on the image), make sure that it's very clear and easy to read, and remember to consider the contrast.


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