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iWork for Mac OS X Cookbook by Alexander Anichkin

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Background images—setting a photo as the background and finding suitable photos

Background photos are great for complex documents. They make the design more attractive, add mood, or give more power to the message. This recipe describes how to put photos in the background, and related techniques.

How to do it...

In iWork we have several ways to put a photo in the background.

  • Send to Back: Arrange|Send to Back
  • Arrange|Send Object to Background
  • Wrap Inspector has an option for placing the photo In Background

Having an image in the background greatly enhances the document, but the photo must not interfere with our text and other objects. Here are a few techniques describing how to use the opacity function to avoid situations where background photos may ...

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