Thursday, November 1, 2012

PicFont - new to me

Something different to check out: PicFont


Screen shot of the online freeware program PicFont.


Marty of Stroll Thru life: Easy Header Collage shared something (new to me) today. PicFont.  I use PicMonkey with pleasure (still shareware) and with PicFont there are now MORE fonts that can be added to a PicMonkey made header.  

Make a header (see my post Narrow Blog Header with PicMonkey) but don't add text.

Open PicFont

Upload your PicMonkey made header (saved in a file on your desktop). 

Basically:

Type in or choose: Text in text box, size, color, font on the screen. When finished click on Generate. Click of Download to save to your computer (there are choices to save to other online photo saving sites).

So, to add text to your chosen header:

Type your text (ie) Your Blog Name and then experiment with the huge number of fonts until you find one that matches your vision.

Position Your Text.

Repeat if you want to add more text.



There is a 'timer' on this program so make sure to click on Download if you are leaving your computer (in case you don't get back in time before the timer times out).

You can also make a Canvas, your color choice, with any amount of fonts/colors/sizes/.




I liked vtskg, verdara, typekeys, gnvolane, Travelling type, Gerogia, Cour, Times, London Between, Wild Ride, cbox, cursif, airstream, captains, carb1 and comic and tried several of them in the canvas above.

Shape is another choice (limited shapes) with unlimited font/color choices. Again, after picking Download it took me awhile to find out where the .jpg was filed as there was not 'naming or folder' choice.




Using PicFont is do-able with a Blog Header .jpg and I am guessing for most users easy to use for adding text to an uploaded picture, making a canvas or a putting text on a shape. 

Appears PicFont its been around for awhile, certainly since 2009. I checked Twitter and they have been making additions/changes over the past several years. I checked their News (bottom of their screen) and the same history from 2009 to 2012 was there).

Great for adding a quick caption to a photo (yes 10 seconds). Looks like it would be terrific for adding text to a .jpg poster. Not easy to find after it has been Downloaded. I first used "Search for Today" on my Mac to find the .jpg files and then later by their time stamp. Not sure its going to be more than a small part of my blog writing kit. We'll see.

ps: Where did that hour and a half disappear while I was checking out this program???

pps: Its our 43 Anniversary today. Where did all that time go? We had a lovely time last night talking about some of our past memories and a bit of talk about the present memories in the making.

Sharing with Brambleberry Cottage, Somewhat Simple, Maiden The Shade. A Little Knack Knack

4 comments:

  1. happy anniversary
    & thanks for the info!

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  2. pennywisecottage.blogspot.comNovember 1, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Going to try this ..thanks for sharing..I just became your newest follower

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  3. Happy anniversary where does the time go? Have a great day!

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  4. Thanks Joy for sharing this tip. I have just started using PicMonkey and need to try making a new header.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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