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0001 .. meta:: 0002 :description: digiKam Image Editor Decorate Tools 0003 :keywords: digiKam, documentation, user manual, photo management, open source, free, learn, easy, image editor, decorate, texture, insert, text, border 0004 0005 .. metadata-placeholder 0006 0007 :authors: - digiKam Team 0008 0009 :license: see Credits and License page for details (https://docs.digikam.org/en/credits_license.html) 0010 0011 .. _decorate_tools: 0012 0013 Decorate Tools 0014 ============== 0015 0016 .. contents:: 0017 0018 .. _decorate_texture: 0019 0020 Apply Texture 0021 ------------- 0022 0023 The digiKam **Apply Texture** is a tool for applying decorative textures to an image. 0024 0025 By adding texture to your image, whether color or black and white, you can make it look like an oil painting on canvas, an Old Masters etching, a Pop Art portrait composed of enlarged half-tone dots, or even a mural on a brick wall. The :menuselection:`Decorate --> Apply Texture` menu entry from Image Editor can be used for that. 0026 0027 .. figure:: images/editor_texture.webp 0028 :alt: 0029 :align: center 0030 0031 The digiKam Image Editor Texture Tool 0032 0033 Two options give you control over the texture applying on image: 0034 0035 **Type**: this option specifies the decorative texture style to apply under the image. 0036 0037 **Relief**: dragging this option to the right increases the appearance of depth or three-dimensionality of the texture on image. 0038 0039 Click on the **OK** button to apply the texture over the current image. 0040 0041 .. _decorate_border: 0042 0043 Add Border 0044 ---------- 0045 0046 The digiKam **Add Border** is a tool to frame an image with decorative borders. 0047 0048 Keeping the viewer's interest within the confines of the edges of a photograph is not a simple task. One of the simplest ways to hold the attention on an image is to incorporate a decorative frame around an image. It acts as a kind of psychological barrier to the straying eye. The :menuselection:`Image --> Add Border` menu entry from Image Editor can be used for that. 0049 0050 .. figure:: images/editor_border.webp 0051 :alt: 0052 :align: center 0053 0054 The digiKam Image Editor Border Tool 0055 0056 Four options give you control over the decorative frame rendering: 0057 0058 - **Type**: this option specifies the decorative frame style to apply around the image. **Solid** style just surrounds the image with a colored line, **Niepce** style surrounds the image with a fine line and a large border (ideal for black and white images), **Beveled** style adds a neat dimension to your image (ideal to create a button effect), and **Decorative** style adds an ornamental border using patterns. 0059 0060 - **Width**: this option specifies the border width in percents of image size. The border is added around the image. The width range is limited between 1% and 50%. 0061 0062 - **First**: this option specifies the first color to use with the current border type. 0063 0064 - **Second**: this option specifies the second color to use with the current border type. 0065 0066 Click on the **OK** button to apply the border around the current image. 0067 0068 .. note:: 0069 0070 The border decorated target image will be bigger than the original, but it will retain the same aspect ratio. This is important for printing images, especially if you have used the **Aspect Ratio Crop** tool before. 0071 0072 .. _decorate_inserttext: 0073 0074 Insert Text 0075 ----------- 0076 0077 The digiKam **Insert Text** is a tool for adding text to an image. 0078 0079 This is a handy tool as it lets you add formatted text easily to an image wherever you want, at several places when needed. 0080 0081 .. figure:: images/editor_insert_text.webp 0082 :alt: 0083 :align: center 0084 0085 The digiKam Image Editor Insert Text Tool 0086 0087 This tool seems very intuitive to use. Type in your text and place it with the mouse. Use the block settings as you please. Choose the orientation with the **Rotation** setting, **Color** from a color space, and **Font** with all their properties. You will have to scale the font size to the image size, the larger the image, the larger the font has to be. Finally choose to add a **Border** around the text and/or a **Semi-transparent** background. Done, it's finished. 0088 0089 Any text setting you have chosen can always be changed as long as you don't click the **OK** button. In saved and reloaded images the text has become part of the image, it cannot be changed anymore.