Balsamiq Community Discussion

Text Properties


Is it possible to add text properties e.g transparency, like you have for boxes?


Hey @AJKock,

While the opacity is not a property of the Text control for now (adding your vote there), you can easily change it by using the -text- notation, as detailed here.


Alternatively, you can also use this workaround.

Hope this helps! :slight_smile:


That would be the same as making the font colour gray5, but unfortunately don’t achieve the desired result. What I want to achieve is e.g. a grey font with 20% transparency, in order to “blend” it with the blue background colour. This creates a more “natural” text on a darker background colour.



Thanks a lot for sharing your use case, @AJKock. I’m adding it to the feature request to help to prioritize it for the future.


I am using text in black under a rectangle (no border) with a transparency either 75% or 55%.
A black text is more readable than a gray text.

I would like to have the possibility to set the transparency to any number between 0 and 100, so that I can create mockups according to google material specification.

Ciao, Mario