See how Lidia Gulyas, a student at Glasgow Caledonian University uses Lightroom and Photoshop Mix to combine handwritten text with her travel photos.

Add photos from your camera roll to Lightroom on your mobile device

Open Lightroom on your device and either take two new photos by tapping the camera icon or tap Camera Roll to choose two photos saved on your device. Choose a photo to use as a background and a picture of handwritten text to use as a title. 

Tap Add Photos when you're done.

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Tip: If you want to re-create Lidia Gulyas' work, download the Into the Wild library and copy it to your Creative Cloud account.

Edit the background photo on your device

Select the background photo and tap Edit. Tap Exposure and drag the slider to increase the brightness of the image to +1.50. Then increase the Contrast to +90.

Tap the back arrow (<) at the top of the screen to return to your library.

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Edit the handwritten text photo

Now, select the image of handwritten text you added to your Lightroom photos in Step 1.

Tap Edit again, then tap B&W to set it to On. Increase highlights and whites to +100, and reduce shadows and blacks to -100.

When you're done, tap the back arrow (<) at the top of the screen to return to your library.

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Create a new project in Photoshop Mix

Open Photoshop Mix on your device and tap the + symbol to create a new project.

Tap Lightroom and select the background photo you edited in Step 2. Then tap Open.

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Add a new layer

Next you'll add a title to your background photo by adding the handwritten text photo on a new layer.

Tap the + icon above the background layer thumbnail. Then tap Lightroom, and select the titles image from your Lightroom photos.

Tap Open to add the photo as a new layer.

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Blend the title and background photos

Tap the thumbnail for the title image layer. Then tap Blend from the bottom of your screen, and select Multiply. This will make the top image transparent.

Tap the checkmark when you're done.

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Drag the title image to position it and then pinch out or in to resize it so it fits in the center of the background.

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Crop the canvas

Now that you have your image set up, you can crop it to make the title stand out. Tap Crop, then select Free. Drag the white handles at the top and bottom of the image to crop the canvas.

When you're done, tap the check icon at the bottom right of the screen.

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Share your image on Instagram

Tap the share icon then tap Instagram. 

Tip: You can also tap Send to Photoshop to add some finishing touches on your desktop.

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06/11/2016

Contributor:  Lidia Gulyas

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