How to add a caption bubble to a picture with software

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How to add a caption bubble to a picture with software
You can add a caption bubble to your photos using computer software or online tools. (green wallpaper with word ohh image by Antalia from

One way to add humour to your pictures is by adding a caption bubble. Otherwise known as word or thought balloons or speech bubbles, the caption bubble is reminiscent of the classic thought balloons that appeared in comic books for more than a century. You can add simple caption bubbles to your picture be either using photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop or by utilising an online tool such as Super Lame.

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    Select the "Elliptical Marquee Tool" to create a the bubble for your text. Use the tool to drag out the balloon to the size you want.

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    Click on the "Add To Selection" box before choosing the "Polygonal Lasso Tool" that will be used to create the cone that will indicate the direction from which your text is coming. When the cone is closed, it should be connected to the balloon.

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    Utilise the "Paint Bucket Tool" to fill in the object by selecting white as the colour for the foreground of your caption balloon.

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    Choose the "Horizontal Text Tool" to fill in the balloon with the text you wish to use in the caption.

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    Launch the Super Lame website ( and select the "Start Here" button.

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    Click on "Upload Image," which will allow you to select a picture that is saved on your computer. Once you find the image you wish to use, click on "Open."

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    Manipulate the shape of your balloon by clicking the "Type On" button within the caption balloon. At this point, you can add text, a cone to indicate the direction your text is coming from, manipulate the size and shape of the object or the look of the border and the size and style of the font being used in your caption by clicking on the individual menu items provided.

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    Clicking off the balloon will finish it and allow you to move on to adding a sound effect, if you choose to do so.

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