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!  :)






21 comments:

  1. I found you on a blog. I love your work. Can you please make a Jake and the Never Land Pirates printable with the name Lance? I went thru all the names and did not see his or a blank one to add his name. I want to print the sign and candy wrappers. Thanks so much.

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  2. Thank You so much for this BLOG!!! You have helped me make my own Mickey ears i posted on the magnet board on the DISBoards but since it is in word i can't post it there. Hopefully, after my cruise 9/14-9/21/13 i will be able to post a picture of it on my stateroom door. I am still trying to do the name fill ones i am having a hard time finding a graphic i would like to use. However, i already have two that i love i think maybe you made them but i am unsure.

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  3. This worked great and was SO easy. Thanks!

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  4. Thank you! We make our own shirts every year and my husband could add text but he never knew how to make these. I just made two. Sooo easy. You can save the file. When you are in Word, go to your computer's windows start icon and find "snipping tool" select the Mickey Head you made/edited and it will save as an image file (mine saved as PNG).

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    1. Thank you. Love the snipping tool. :)

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  5. Hi, Millie. So glad to have found your blog. Could you make a Jake and the neverland Bday party packet for Ismail? He is turning 2. Thank you!!!

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  6. Just FYI on Word you can select all the pictures together and then Ctrl+C to copy the go up to paste click paste special then when window pops up click Picture then its puts it down as one flattened picture and can resize as you please...or save as picture and makes it a PNG picture file. I just did a frozen for my niece to put on shirt for Disney world In June!! Thanks SOOO MUCH!!!! Just need to add her name to it :)

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    1. Thank you, that is awesome advice!

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    2. How did you get it so your frozen picture background doesn't bleed into the mickey ears? (i.e. I found a jasmine picture and put it in the center but now I have black ears and white head of mickey. Would you be willing to tell me how you made your shirt with the frozen princess inside? Thank you

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  7. Thank you so much for this tutorial! It is very helpful :) I am just wondering how I can change the color of the Mickey Outline?

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    1. Also, any idea how to make the background transparent?

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  8. That was awesome. Thanks so much. But I had to use send behind text

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  9. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I have a quick question. I followed your directions, but the Jasmine picture I found has a white background so the white box bleeds over to the Mickey ears and if I make it smaller I don't know how to fill the background to black or a different color. Can you help me??

    Can you make the donald picture in word document??? If not, where can I make that kind of Mickey Head graphic and how do I do that?

    Thank you again

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    1. You can try to remove the background and see if that helps. Here is a link to instruction on how to do that. http://smallbusiness.chron.com/remove-background-color-picture-microsoft-word-44974.html I made the Donald picture in word using the steps that I gave. Some images are easier to use than others. Just keep playing with it and hopefully you will come up with something you like. :)

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  10. I am having difficulty with the very last part of this. After lining up the image that I want on my mickey, I then select Send To Back. It literally does go behind the mickey head. So I end up with the whole mickeys head in front of the image.

    My image is not on the mickey head at all(the final product that I'm supposed to have when done, like yours). Its literally behind it. I dont know if you would know what Im doing wrong. The image does not go on the head at all. Confusing.

    Thank you for any insight.

    Amanda

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    1. I figured it out. After I posted this question I started to play around with it. It worked when I hit Send Behind Text. When I just hit Send Behind, nothing happened, but when I hit Send Behind Text, it worked!!!! Im excited. lol

      And I was wondering. Where do you get your images that you put in the Mickeys Head? They are so clear and not blurry at all.

      Thank you for your tutorials.

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  11. Thank you for this template and the instructions!!! This is fantastic.

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  12. What an awesome tutorial!
    Is there a way to make the red outline a different color? So, when I place my image inside the mickey head you still see the red outline. Can I change that color or make it blend in with the image? Thanks!

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