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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