Saturday, January 25, 2014

Giraffe WordArt and Inkscape

I am loving wordart.  I created this design using a program called [bTAGUL.  It is a FREE app just go to and read the very basic instructions, the Tagul forum has some info as well.  There is also a helpful video from Useful Graphic Design to get you started.   

I exported the design to Inkscape and changed it up a bit, added the polka dots to the giraffe.  It takes a bit of time to learn Tagul but I think this came out really well. In Inkscape change up the colors but not the fonts so you would want to do as much as you can in Tagul first.  You can also export from Tagul to a bitmap file but I made the bitmap after playing with Inkscape

There is the file in svg format.  Two layers:  one for the background text and one for the Giraffe.  Ungroup to play with it.

The png file works well for P2C or as a t-shirt transfer.  I did me a t-shirt with different colors. I'll use the png for a congrats card for a new baby

Download from MediaFire

My system

  • Mac with Mt Lion
  • eCal with Sizzix eclips
  • Inkscape 0.48