Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Mashing Wordle

I saw a nice post about mashing wordle images using Photoshop today.
Thought I would try it in GIMP -
I copied the words from Elie Wiesel's 1999 speech in Washington D.C. on "The Perils of Indifference" into Wordle.
Then I set some vibrant colors through the Custom Color options.
Saved the image and opened it in GIMP.
I removed the background by adding an alpha layer.
Took the image of Elie Wiesel and opened it as a layer
Added one more layer and added a gradient.

I could  have done a better job with the colors - but I can see so many uses for this as creative additions to student research - and there was NO COST!
Use of web 2.0 and open source wins the day.
My example:

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