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Tattoos 4Life- Tutorial

Although there other tutorials exist for the assignment, I found another way for someone to complete this.

Many people like to know what their tattoo will look like before even entering the tattoo parlor, so I googled around and found a Tattoo Font Generator online. It’s completely free and very user-friendly.

  1. Go to Tattoo Font Generator, or type in tattoofontgenerator.net. The page should look like this: Screenshot 2015-12-08 at 1.16.51 PM
  2. The generator then has many features you can customize: TextFontArc, Direction, Size, Style, Forecolor, Backcolor. Below I will give a description on what each feature represents:
    1. Text: Allows you to type in the words, letters, etc.
    2. Font: Allows customization if you’d like the letter to be represented as symbols, be in script, typewriter, etc.
    3. Arc: Gives the text a curved feature, rather than running straight across in a line.
    4. Direction: Which direction do you want the text running? Use this feature to customize Up vs. Down.
    5. Size: Customize the overall font size: larger or smaller depending on where on the body the tattoo will be placed.
    6. Style: Normal or Italics.
    7. Forecolor: Change the color of the text itself. The generator offers shades ranging from black to gray.
    8. Backcolor: Customize skin tone. This gives you a great idea of what the tattoo will look like against your specific skin tone.
  3. Because this generator is user-friendly, it shouldn’t take long to get the hang of customizing the different elements of your tattoo in order to best represent your personality. When completed, the generator should look like this with all of the features filled in: Screenshot 2015-12-08 at 1.11.34 PM - Edited
  4. In order to embed the final product in your blog post, I took the screenshot and cropped out the generated tattoo. You can do this with any photo-editing software. You can then upload this picture to your post and begin to tell the story behind your tattoo. The picture will look like this: Screenshot 2015-12-08 at 1.30.23 PM - Edited
  5. In order to add different color effects to each picture you will include in the collage to tell the different stories, use a photo-editing software like Pixlr.
    1. Go to Pixlr Editor.
    2. Upload the picture of your tattoo. Screenshot 2015-12-08 at 1.32.52 PM - Edited
    3. To change color effects, go to Adjustment in the top tool bar. Screenshot 2015-12-08 at 1.41.31 PM - Edited
    4. Scroll through this tool, choosing different effects for your tattoo (e.g. Invert, Sepia, Solarize, etc.) Here is an example of what Invert would look like: Screenshot 2015-12-08 at 1.35.33 PM - Edited
    5. Once you’ve chosen and saved your different tattoos, it’s time to upload them into a collage. I like to use this great website that allows you to generate collages for free: BeFunky.
      1. At the website, click Get Started. This will take you to another screen that allows you to edit the template/layout/patterns/etc of the collage. It should look like this: Screenshot 2015-12-08 at 1.38.36 PM - Edited
      2. You can then upload the different pictures you generated with Pixlr, and the finished product can be saved and embedded into your blog post!