How to Make Word Cloud Art

I’m back today with a cute word art project I created on www.wordart.com.

Word Art

My son, Atreyu (yes, like the 80’s childhood movie, The NeverEnding Story) loves, LoVeS, LOVES trains! We are currently designing his bedroom with a train theme and he requested a train shaped word art cloud with his name on it for his train themed bedroom. I love how he likes to be involved in the design process.

I found Word Art on google after my go-to word art site, Tagxedo, didn’t work after downloading their silverlight plugin.

Moving on, I love how Word Art didn’t need a downloadable plugin to use and no registration was required to sign up. It’s free to use. The best part was I was able to use any image I wanted to make the word cloud (I used a train silhouette from google).

Here’s how I made the train shaped word cloud using http://www.wordart.com.

Go to www.wordart.com :

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Click on the “Create Now” button and you will enter this screen:

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The tabs on left allow you to format your word cloud with the words you want, the shape of the word cloud, fonts you prefer, layout and style of the words. After you input the words, click on the shapes tab and add your new image by clicking on the green “add new image” button to upload your shape.

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Then, click the red “Visualize” button to preview design.

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Now you can play with fonts, colors, and layout, but I like to keep it simple. Once you have it the way you want it, just click “Download” in the blue tab at the top. You can choose to save it in .jpeg or .png.

I had so much fun that I created one for my daughter’s Minnie Mouse themed room in her favorite colors. Font is Pacifico and shape was also taken from Google and uploaded to the site.

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I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I had fun sharing with you this word art tool. Comment below if you have any questions and/or would like to see more tutorials like this one.

Happy Creating!

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