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Monday, January 21, 2013

Valentine Word Heart

A few years ago a friend of mine received for Christmas two wall plaques that someone had done into "Word Art." The artist had used all the words that described the personalities and uniqueness of my friends (husband and wife) into a particular shape - in her case, a shoe (she loves shoes) and in his case, a beer bottle (he loves beer)  The words were done into the shape of these items, but there were no lines or borders.  The words were also written vertically as well as horizontally. It was quite amazing how this was put together and to read every word that described my friends was so entertaining and enjoyable.
 


 
            



  
 I'm thinking I've seen this before, but when I looked on the internet to see if I could make something like this, I couldn't find anything useful.  I concluded that you need special software to achieve this wonderful application. 


However, in my search, I did come across a site called Neoformix where I discovered this  called Word Hearts in celebration of Valentine's Day.

In short, this is a simple tool that automatically fills a heart shape with any words you like.  In my case, I used my name, Gail, my hubby's name, Gerald, my son's name, Adam and the words Love, Hearts and Valentine.  All I had to do was enter the words separated by commas in the text box and press the "enter" key.  I could also choose one of three fonts or change the colors.
 This is a really cool application! The only problem is there is no built-in method to save the image that you create.  Neoformix offers many different tools that can be used to save what you created and then you can paste it into any image editing program to crop, save or print. 

I'll walk you through what I had to do. To begin with, this application requires java to run, so you will have to download java if you don't have it.

After entering all the words I wanted to use and hitting enter, the following is what came up:
 Next, I hit the "Print SCRN" (screen) button and then pulled up my "The Print Shop" program that I've been using for a number of years.  I have Microsoft Office Word and Powerpoint, but I couldn't figure out how to use this on them.  Using a blank page, I hit "Contol V", and the above image came up. The Print Shop has a feature called "Advanced Photo Editor" which I used next. I was able to crop, resize and save the valentine image exactly how I wanted it to look.
There were so many options to use with the photo editor. I was even able to do an "embossed" look for the valentine.

                                             How cool is this?

I love word art!  It can become so personal.  I was able to print out my hearts and put them into frames for Valentines.

                            Sorry about the glass reflection here  .  .  .






                                           Makes for a lovely Valentine's gift, too!

Until next time,
Take a little time to enjoy!





 

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20 comments:

  1. I didn't know this kind of tool existed for laypeople to use. Think of the applications, not just for Valentine's Day. Technology is a wonder, isn't it?

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  2. Oh that's a really cool tool, I love your hearts, I'm also kind of partial to that beer bottle idea. Might need to look into that for Father day.

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  3. Gail, this is really neat!! I love this idea and appreciate you showing us how to do it!! I am a new follower! Have a great week!

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  4. Oh how fun, this is such a fabulous idea and I love all three of yours. Fantastic. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  5. I love this Gail! Those hearts are so cool. Thanks so much for sharing this really neat tool. Love the shoe too!!

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  6. Well how fun is that???!! I love that embossed one too! Thanks for introducing me to this sight!

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  7. Oh my goodness, Gail! This is such an adorable idea! Please share this at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS tonight! Link goes live at 8:00. I am going to do this too!!!!! A big hug of thanks!

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  8. Great idea for a personal valentine. Thanks!

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  9. Oh Oh - think I may have found another obsession Gail lol
    This is so cool - going there now - thanks so much for sharing!
    XXX

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  10. That's awesome! I'm heading over to mess around with that right now! I'd love for you to link to my Homemaking Weekend, if you'd like! Have a great day!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  11. That's a very neat idea - and your hearts look great. I wondered if it's doable in my photo software? I'd have to control it - so don't know - but it's a great idea!
    I had featured my post with two other memes when Sarah (Collier) had come by to drop me a note and tell me about her linky party, so I joined up. I'm featuring mom's embroidery (a cherished item). Hope you can stop by and visit - I'm enjoying sharing the embroidery "with the world". ;)
    Thanks, Jenn

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  12. PS I also enjoyed reading your "about" and love your header photo and the purple!
    Very soothing colors!
    Jenn

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