This is my round-up of easy to use FREE software available online.
Whether you need to create curved text or simply turn a design into an SVG file, below are some useful FREE software to help make your life easier. Some of these even has an app for use on your tablet!
Create monograms and curved fonts with Troygram
Some helpful tips for creating your word art:
- If you just want the words, without shape background, next to the Colors and Animations tab, make the Shape transparency zero. If you want the shape as well, turn the transparency up.
- Colors and Animations – Tick the box next to Transparent, to ensure your image will save without a white background, else you may have trouble to Trace it.
- To make one name stand out and be bigger than the rest, add the name to the list of words and set it’s size to be 2 and do not tick the Repeat box. Keep all other words at size 1 (see example below).
Convert your own photos to SVG with Stencilgram
This software is truly easy to use! Download directly to SVG when you are done, or if you just click Download Image, you will get a PNG file.
Amazing FREE software! MS Word documents (.doc or .docx) as well as OpenOffice and LibreOffice (.odt, .fodt and .sxw) file are supported!
Convert Studio files (Used by Silhouette Studio Software) to SVG. While this website’s interface design certainly could use some improvement, it is still very helpful.
Canva Design Software for stunning images
While not all of Canva’s features are free (you can buy stock images etc), it is very well designed software. PLUS it has an App for tablets! You will need to create an account to use Canva.