Every once in awhile we come across a website that offers a free text generator perfect for digital scrapbooking. This can all be done in Photoshop, but if you can have it done for you with the click of a button, I say go for it!
In September 2011, Jan Walker gave us a Digi Scrap Tutorial entitled Create a Nifty Newspaper Clipping that features Fodey.com and their amazing newspaper article generator. This Digi Scrap Tutorial is only available to Premier Members.
In April 2010, Jan Walker gave us a Digi Scrap Tutorial entitled A Way With Words that freatures Wordle.net and their word cloud generator. This Digi Scrap Tutorial is only available to Premier Members.
Today I introduce you to Festisite.com and their text generator. It’s just a simple online gadget that will turn your paragraph of text into spiraling heart, a spiraling circle, or even rows of waves.
From the site’s homepage, simply click on the “heart” link under Instant Creativity. Or, you can just click on the image below to go straight to the text generator page.
On the right of the webpage, you will need to decide what you want to do with your text. The last three are the ones really worth checking out.
After choosing the type of generator, simply enter text into the generator on the left side of the page. The text generator has a super duper simple user interface, and your results are produced as soon as you click the Layout Text button.
Smart Browsing Advice
• Make sure to avoid any distracting ads and just stick with the generator. Do not mess with the HUGE Advertisement on the right side of the page.
• If you get a warning from your browser (such as Chrome or Firefox) about downloading unsafe content, try a different browser and see if you get the same results. Google Chrome gave us a warning message, but FireFox and Safari did not. So, we proceeded to open and save the PDF without any additional warnings or problems.
You will be given a PDF file that can be saved on your computer. And here’s the best part: if you open the PDF in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, it will open with a transparent background. All you have to do is click on the text and drag it onto your scrapbook page. SO easy!
Here are some quick examples of what can be done. Kinda looks like a fella with a fat eye and bacon lips, doesn’t it? Haha.
Edit While You Can
Once you click the Layout Text button, your text will be simplified and placed into a PDF document. That means the text is no longer editable. So make sure you have everything spelled right. 😀