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How to improve the contrast on the cover page if the text is hard to read

If the text on the cover page (Home tab) of your guide is hard to read over the top of your hero shot, then you can apply an overlay to the image to increase the contrast and make the text easier to read. The settings for this are found on the Guide Details tab (click on your guide name on the Guides list page), scroll down to the “Customise Colours & Fonts” section and click on the “Customise Welcome Book” button:


Here you can change the text colour and apply an overlay on the image so the text displays more prominently. 

A black “Cover image overlay” will darken the image and have white text (this is the default).

A white “Cover image overlay” will lighten the image and have black text.

Use the “Overlay transparency” dropdown to adjust the intensity of the overlay to get the desired level of contrast. The higher the number, the higher the effect of the overlay to darken or lighten your image depending on the overlay colour you have chosen. We usually find between 20-40% gives a good balance.

You may find it useful having your guide preview open in another browser tab so that you can refresh the page and see your changes after you’ve saved them.