Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Denise Gormish

Are you looking for a creative way to spruce up a title? One way is to change the title by adding images to it. Instead of using letters for the entire title, letters and words can be replaced by images. Here are a few examples.

Use an Image in Place of a Letter. Find an image that is the approximate size and shape of a letter. For example, many round objects look like the letter "O." In my title "Soccer" I used the circular soccer ball for the "O" in the word "Soccer."

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In another title I replaced the last letter, an "l" in the word "School," with a vertical image of a pencil.

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Use an Image for an Entire Word. An entire word can be replaced by an image that means or represents that word. My daughter loves horses so I used a heart to represent her love for horses.

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In another layout, I used the image for its actual name. I wanted my title to be "Soccer Star" so I used a star for the word "Star."

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Use a Homophone. A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but has a different meaning. It may be spelled the same or differently. For a baseball layout titled "Next at Bat" I used the image of the animal bat instead of a baseball bat.

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Use Images to Create a Letter. Images can be placed in an orientation so that multiple images or pieces of an image make the shape of a letter. In a fall layout, I used images of fall leaves to create the shape of the letter "C" in "Counting the Days."

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Get creative with images and words on your next layout. Mix and match them to create unique titles.

Credits: Pattie Knox (Absolutely Acrylic Halloween, Have a Heart Felts 2, Little Enamel Accents: Sports), Art Warehouse (HalloweenMemories), Mindy Terasawa (Christmas Dreams)

 

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