Andrew G. Johnson Andrew G. Johnson - 26 days ago 14
PHP Question

How can I add glow or a shadow to text in PHP's GD library?

Is it possible to add glow or a shadow to text in GD? Currently I am using the imagettftext function.

Answer

I ran into this problem and created a new function called imagettftextblur which I've released as open source at https://github.com/andrewgjohnson/imagettftextblur

Here is how to add a shadow:

imagettftextblur($image,$size,0,$x + 3,$y + 3,$shadow_color,$font,$string,1); // 1 can be higher to increase blurriness of the shadow
imagettftextblur($image,$size,0,$x,$y,$text_color,$font,$string);
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