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Our web master wants to put a Google Earth map of our campus on the website with titles of all the buildings. I have the picture and I was wondering what the easiest way in Photoshop it would be to put the titles in and have them stand out.
He did one in Paint with red text over the map and it's really hard to read. I'd like to outline the text, but I'm not that familiar with Photoshop (version 6.0), so thought the best thing to do would be to ask before I fuddle around and waste a bunch of time.
So, any suggestions?
Thanks a bunch!
Use layer styles on the text to add an outline and/or drop shadow. I'd suggest light text and a black or dark outline.
This is in PS7, but I think PS6 is similar: go to Layer / Layer Style / Stroke, and then change the color to black. Depending on the size of the text, you'll probably want to make the stroke 1 or 2 pixels thick.
In Google earth you can place pointers on the map with text.
That way it would be a lot clearer.
Also copyright is a concern, as technically the images do not even belong to Google, but rather are leased off other comapnys such as NASA and a handfull of others.
Thankfully, Google Earth (the online version) has the capabilities to display on other websites using a API system, it's pretty easy to nail.
It's pretty powerful
Let me know if you have other questions.
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