This is one of the toughest layouts I’ve created. My first thought was to have the text flow contained within the dirt road, but Keynote doesn’t do lop-sided text boxes. The photo was very busy so I converted it into a painting and toned the color down to something a bit more monochromatic. That helped. It also gives it a ghostly look – perfect for the story’s topic. Adding a solid color shape behind the text box also helped – even after turning the opacity down so that it’s almost invisible. Adding a blurred “frame” to the edge of the shape makes it even less obvious. The text is still too small, but it was the only way I could keep all that text on that page. Using white text with a shadow helps it pop off the page.
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Currently I'm researching my Barrett and Barker families in Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida. Other surnames in my family tree include Link, Gervais, Blake, Henry, Levy and Turnbull (yes, that Turnbull). View all posts by Denise Olson