How to get the text to show over image background

edited March 2018 in Questions about Code

the text won't show when the background image is added. what am i doing wrong?

String canvasMsg = "CACTUS";
PFont font;
PImage bg;
int y;

void setup() {
  size(640, 360);
  bg = loadImage("cactus.JPG");

  fill(153, 0, 153);

  font = loadFont("ACaslonPro-Semibolditalic-48.vlw");

  text(canvasMsg, width / 2 - 10, height + 2);

void draw() {


  • Move 22 to 27.

    Check draw() in the reference.


  • Answer ✓

    The sertup method is used to initialise your sketch variables, load images etc and is only done once when the sketch starts. The draw method is responsible for rendering a single frame and is executed about 60 times a second.

    So line 18 should be placed between lines 22 and 23 so that the text appears in each frame.

  • Everyone wants their answer ASAP and think their discussion is important aso please do not puts ASAP in the title or use all uppercase in the title.

    I have corrected it. :)

  • edited March 2018
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