Custom shape tutorial

Posted in Blog on January 18th, 2014 by Alex – 5 Comments

I am often asked on how to create a cloud with custom shape.
Here is the tutorial on how to do it:

1) Find an image with a shape you want to use and save it to your computer. It can be either colored or black & white. Words will be placed on non-white space. Here is an example of Giraffe image which I used in Gallery.

2) In your cloud form go to Appearance section and choose “Custom shape” as it is shown on the screenshot below:

3) Then click on the box (that says: “Click here” :) ) and select your image file.

In the appeared window use Threshold and Blur sliders to adjust the selected image. REMEMBER: the words will be placed on non-white space.

4) Then click OK and Visualize your cloud.

Enjoy creating word clouds with Tagul.com!

Sign up process changed

Posted in Blog on November 12th, 2013 by Alex – 6 Comments

Hi Tagul users!

I’ve been getting complaints about signing up process and made some changes to make it more convenient.

The most important change is that your password is not auto generated anymore. It means you don’t need to use some hard to remember auto generated password anymore. When signing up or resetting password you can input the password you can remember. But don’t do it too simple (like 12345) as then it can be guessed and your clouds could be compromised.

Hope it will make Tagul more convenient to use.

Best regards,
Alex

Colored shapes

Posted in Blog on October 11th, 2013 by Alex – 16 Comments

Duplicate cloudHi Tagul users!

Today I am excited to present a new feature of Tagul clouds – colored shape.

Now you can select any colored image as your cloud shape and Tagul will automatically fill words in shape’s colors.

On the left you can see Windows logo with colored shape feature.

Enjoy!

New front page

Posted in Blog on July 30th, 2013 by Alex – 14 Comments

Old Tagul front pageHello Tagul users!

I’ve finally changed the front page design.
The old design with big heart cloud (see screeshot on the left) has been there for 4 years since Tagul went live. But it’s time to move on and let’s welcome the new front page.

Please tell me what you think? Do you like the new front page design?

Duplicate cloud functionality

Posted in Blog on May 29th, 2013 by Alex – 3 Comments

Duplicate cloudDue to popular request in the forums I’ve implemented duplicate cloud functionality. Now you don’t need to do tedious preliminary customizations work for every cloud. Just create a base one and then duplicate it as many times as you want. Enjoy!