Welcome to this DCP tutorial, in this tutorial I am going to show you how to use the word clouds website to make some creative text-based image artwork for social media posts or website design content.
Overview of this tutorial:
Open your web browser (Google Chrome) and go to this website: https://www.wordclouds.com
On the World Clouds website select “File” / “Paste Test”
Sample text: Did you know that you are simply awesome, make sure you wake up every day with a smile, make it your goal to learn something new every day and always remember to share your knowledge.
Now simply paste your text into the text box and click the “Apply” button.
The website will now automatically generate a word cloud which may look like this example below.
You can change the size of the word cloud by using the slider at the top of the website page.
You can select a different shape for the word cloud by clicking on the “Shape” button.
Note you can also select one of the other option tabs to experiment:
Below you can see another example using the bat shape.
Now imagine if you had to try and do this in something like this using GIMP or Photoshop, imagine how much time it would take to cut and paste in each word on to its own layer, change each word resize all of the words, layout text and then change the colour of all the words! It is going to take absolutely forever, but on this free and awesome website, you can generate this style of artwork within a few mouse clicks.
You can also click on the font option and change font styles.
In this example tutorial, I will select the Impact font, I like this font because it is quite strong and bold and makes it a bit easier to read text on the artwork.
To make the text even easier to read you can change the gap size.
Select the theme option to quickly select a pre-defined colour palette.
Below you can see two examples of colour change using the theme option.
Now we can save our artwork, select the size option first.
There are many different size options available:
In this tutorial, I will select the 800x600 resolution size.
Next, we need to select the file type, click on the “file” option. In this tutorial, I will be saving the file in png format.
Finally, let us test the image by posting on Twitter :)
Awesome! – I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.
Here are some other free word cloud generators which you might also find useful:
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