Word clouds are a fun and innovative way to transform a collection of ordinary words into an illustration. It works by using combinations of font sizes and colors to arrange a group of words into an image which can then be used to illustrate a website, letterhead, signature, logo, homework, whatever.
*No specialized software required – Tagul Word Cloud Art is a website which allows you to create your own fully customized word cloud online for free (personal use only). Simply visit Tagul.com, click the CREATE NOW button, and away you go.
TAGUL – WORD CLOUD ART
Tagul’s word cloud editor is split into two halves, the left hand side for customizing/editing and the right hand side for previewing your customizations.
The two words you see in the editor (“Word” and “Cloud”) are added each time by default and you’ll need to click the Clear all button at top right to start from a clean slate. You can either import words from a document or web page, or simply type your own set of words, one at a time, into the Text boxes – type in one word, hit Enter, then, in the next new text box, type in the second word, and so on.
There is a wide variety of different shapes to choose from, including categories such as Christmas, Wedding, Birthday, Halloween, Hearts, etc…
… plus options to customize fonts, colors, and layouts. Whenever you want to see the result of any customizations, just click the Visualize button at the top of the right hand panel. Finally, when you are satisfied, click the Download and Share button and choose your preferred option:
I won’t go into any further detail here, just play around with it and you’ll soon get the hang. It is quite fun to experiment with the editor and visualize the various results. Here’s one I prepared earlier: