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Apr 16, 2014, 11:31
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Hi all new here
Hi everyone so im am new here and have a question that i still can not find a good answer to so hope you can help.

Basically i really want to create stuff like the things you can make on the tagxedo site google it as i presume i would likely not be allowed to post links yet.

The problem is that that sight does not offer any kind of commercial licence. I would like to create stuff like this to sell but i wonder if there are good ways to do similar in gimp.

So creating word cloud art within a word or image. Any help would be great.
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Apr 17, 2014, 08:33 (This post was last modified: Apr 17, 2014 09:23 by rich2005.)
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RE: Hi all new here
Probably the one best suited is a stand-alone application, Wordaizer
http://www.mosaizer.com/Wordaizer/
You will be able to try it out and purchase a license if you like it.
A gimp plugin that might come in is B&P Wordart. http://registry.gimp.org/node/24974

Edit: a quick example of B&P wordart plugin.
You can render to lots of layers which makes it very flexible.
All depends how much effort you want to put in.
http://i.imgur.com/3tpWQyg.jpg

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Apr 17, 2014, 08:43
Post: #3
RE: Hi all new here
I have a theory that might work. This will be my next tutorial video ^_^ I'll link you to it when its done (probably work on it in the morning)

for now this how I would do it, if you give me an idea of the small words you want and what parts you want cut out in the middle with a letter I could maybe incorporate it in my tutorial vid.

Bucket fill with custom pattern

1. Make a new canvas 114 x 130
2. Type a word half the width of the canvas. Duplicate the text layer and rotate it,
- repeat the process until you have a mix of vertical & horizontal text.
3. right-click one of the layers & click "Flatten Image"
   
4. Select all and Edit > copy...
5. Edit > Paste As... > New Pattern...
- Name the pattern what the word/words are that you made, click ok
*Select all on the layer then push delete, then REPEAT STEPS 2 to 5 for new layers of words.
   

You can use your new patterns with either the brush or the bucket fill tool.
6. Open a new canvas with the size you want (640 x 480 maybe?)
7. Click bucket fill tool (Bucketfill)
- click "()pattern fill" option, then click the icon to pick your pattern.
8. Click the canvas to add it.
9. Create a new layer (Layer > New Layer / shift + ctrl + N)
- Choose "Transparent" for layer type
10. Repeat the bucket fill with another text pattern you made.

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The last steps involved using these selection tools(:bycolorselect , Fuzzyselect ) to make a selection around some big text and cutting away the middle of the canvas. I'll cover that part in my video. night!
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Apr 18, 2014, 03:00
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RE: Hi all new here
I'm going to make one out of "The doctor". "Telephone" & "booth" xD

@cyberpedz
When you reply(see my previous post!) I'll make a basic follow up to show what your's would look like. "...Part 2 of 2"
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Apr 18, 2014, 09:18
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RE: Hi all new here
(Apr 18, 2014 03:00)iForStyle007 Wrote:  I'm going to make one out of "The doctor". "Telephone" & "booth" xD

@cyberpedz
When you reply(see my previous post!) I'll make a basic follow up to show what your's would look like. "...Part 2 of 2"

UPDATE: K, Smile here it is: http://youtu.be/wte1b1Pv-vM

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