Thursday, November 15, 2012

Making your own Mickey Head

Wow, it has been a long time since I posted something new.  I have been quite busy and the time is going by so quickly.  It is a good thing really because my Husband is on deployment and I'm looking forward to his homecoming.  Enough about me...  Today I am going to teach you how to make your own filled Mickey Head in Word.

First thing you need to do is download this Mickey Head template and save it to your image folder.  I saved it as a .png file which will make it easy for you to use in the program of your choice.  In this tutorial I will be using Microsoft Word as the example.  UPDATE: I added a new file with black ears for those who want to just fill the face part of the Mickey.
To open the Mickey Head select - Insert, then Picture.  This will open a window.  Find and select the picture of the Mickey Head from your files to open.

Right click the image and select from the menu - Wrap Text - Behind Text.  This will allow you to move the image freely and sets us up for the next step.  Choose your orientation (portrait or landscape) and re-size your image to your preference.  I'm using a photo from a previous tutorial, but it's the same method.  Drag the corner to re-size and use the little knob at the top to rotate.

When you have the image where you want it it's time to insert the picture that you want to put inside of the Mickey Head.  So, as before, Insert - Picture, select the image you are using.  It will open up on top of the Mickey Head.  Right click the new image - Wrap text - in front of text.  This allows you to move and re-size the image freely.  Center the image so that it covers the Mickey Head.  You need to visualize about where the middle of the head is so that you can center your image.  Right click the image once it is where you want it, and select Send to Back.  This will put the image behind the head.  (These selections are also at the top of the page under Picture Tools - Format).

And that's it!  You should have your own personal Mickey Head.  Unfortunately you can't save your new Mickey Head as an image using Word, but you can print it, so it works great if that's all you need it for. If you were hoping to save as a picture file, you can follow the same steps here using Microsoft Publisher or Power Point and save as an image.  You can also use the template with Gimpshop, Paint, Photoshop or other programs to create your own one of a kind Mickey Head.    

Thanks for stopping by!  :)