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