The other day I had the distinct privilege of presenting an award to our very own Kristina. If you have been following along on our blog, one thing about her it is that she loves working with Kim Klassen textures (she even inspired me to enroll in her Beyond Layers class!) and floral photos. See the final result below, and my step by step directions to create your own Word Cloud image.
So what better way to honor the volunteer work she has done (for which she received the highest award at our school) than a word-inspired poster that included a floral photo she took and combine it with a Kim Klassen texture? Oh, and besides using words, you can also create this using a poem or words from your favorite songs.
Here's how I did it. First, unbeknownst to Kristina I sent out an email to a bunch of her friends and asked them to send me 6 words that describe her. I sent this "What is your 6 Word Story" for inspiration. I collected the words and then ran them through WORDLE.NET to create a word cloud. You can play around to change the colors and layout.
Here's the example I'll use for this demonstration. I chose half and half under Layout, and under COLORS I chose "Organic Carrot" because Kristina loves the color orange. Change the layout, font and colors to suit whoever you're going to create this for.
Here's the image with all of the white areas removed by using the magic wand. Next, save this as a PNG file so you can take advantage of the transparent background.
Next I used a photo that Kristina had taken of a flower.