How to Create Beautiful Word Art (for free)

by John Ruiz

Creating eye-catching text is vital for making attractive banner and poster advertisements for your business. Basic Windows applications like Microsoft Paint and Wordpad don't come with any tools that let you add effects to your text. Fortunately, there are free online tools that can get the job done so you won't have to buy expensive graphics design software or pay a professional designer just to create beautiful word art.

Cool Text

Step 1

Visit the Cool Text website and choose a word art style from one of the available thumbnails.

Step 2

Enter the text for your word art in the text box under "Design Your Logo." Change the other options of the word art such as the font type, color properties and text size if you need to.

Click the "Render Logo" button to create the word art. Click the "Download Image" link to save it to your computer.


Step 1

Visit the FlamingText website. Click the "Start Here" thumbnail and click the "Start creating a logo" button.

Step 2

Click on a logo from the available thumbnails or links to use as the style for your word art. Enter the text for your word art in the "Logo Text" text box. Change the font size, font and other advanced logo properties if necessary.

Click the "Create Logo" button to generate the word art. Click the "Download" button to save it to your computer.

Xara 3D Heading Maker

Step 1

Visit the Xara 3D Heading Maker website. Enter the text for your word art in the "Text" field.

Step 2

Click the "Choose Style" button to bring up the "Styles" window and click on a style you wish to use as your text design. Click the "Choose Font" button and select a font you want to apply to your text. Click the "Size" drop-down box and choose a font-size you like and pick a color from the color palette to change the color of your text.

Click the "Preview" button to create the word art. Click the generated word art graphic to download it to your computer.


  • If you have all the features you want in your word cloud, such as color and font, but it doesn't exactly look the way you want it to, you can press Ctrl:R for a new format with the same selected features.
  • The more word-rich text you use, the cooler your word cloud will turn out. However, you can create a really cool title using only a few words.

About the Author

John Ruiz began his writing career in 2008 as a freelancer writing for eHow and various technology, software and hardware blogs. He has been designing websites since 2002. Ruiz earned a Bachelor of Science in information technology and web design from AMA Computer University.

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