I could actually never get the site to run, and wanting to do something for a wedding present I had no good pictures of the couple. So I did a completely different spin.
I decided to use words from something important to the couple (vows, bible verses, readings, etc) and form them into the Initial of their last name. I've done this as two Anniversary gifts and as a wedding gift.
I'm sure there is a much more simple way to do this in a photoshop program, but I'm old-school and have no tech skills, so I use what I know. And THAT folks, is Microsoft Word. The steps were pretty easy.
1. Choose a large, thick font that you like. If something isn't already a block letter, you can usually make it so by doing Right click, Font and then click the "outline" box. I chose "Cooper Black" the first time I did this and tried to use it for the others, but sometimes the curve won't work with the letter and how the wording lines up, so you'll have to play around with it. I wanted something with a bit more curve but sometimes straight lines have to do instead.
2. Make the letter a very large size. I found 400 pt to be good.
3. Then I print screened the image, and pasted it into Word. I cropped everything out except the letter itself. Now it's an image of just the letter that I can work with and even resize.
4. Click on the letter and under Picture:Format, choose the Text Wrap as "Behind Text." This will allow you to type your text with the letter staying in place behind it.
5. Center the letter and size it as large as possible.
6. Choose your text. Things to think about at this point include: how much text you have (will it be long enough), the spacing of text, how long various words are and where they line up in the letter.
7. Left adjust the text and begin spacing/tabbing to the beginning of the letter. Remember, depending on your text, you might not need to start at the very tippy top of the letter. The letter is just a guide to help frame your text into a shape. It WILL NOT fit exactly in the lines. That's what makes each one unique.
8. Finally type out all your text. Keep an eye as you go remembering how much text you have left. Sometimes you might need to add more of less on a line depending how the next line ends up. It's about what looks best. You might need to increase or decrease the size of your text too. *NOTE: You can make the final ANY size you want, so work bigger now. You may also want to adjust the spacing between lines.
9. When your text is all in, delete the letter.
10. Create a PDF of your document. Another option is making sure all the edit (you'll have a lot since the lines don't begin with capitals) are ignored so the document looks clean.
11. Make the view of your screen as large as possible to fit all the text. Then print screen the image.
12. Paste this image on an empty page in Word. Crop to see just the letter.
13. Using this image size it however you want. I've done 5x7s as well as 8.5x11. Using Word you can also created bigger sizes if your printer can do that.
This quote was part of my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's wedding gifts. I actually read this reading at their wedding, so I thought it was perfect for part of their gift. Good news is they loved it. It's the poem "Love" by Roy Croft.
(Excuse the horrible glare hanging in my cubicle)
For the gift I used a simple wooden frame, but I actually also love this thin black frame. This was just a document frame that momentarily displaced by Engineering Intern license. I might find a place for this at home since we're "W" too.
LOVE -by Roy Croft
Another option is to throw in a pop of color. For the Anniversary presents I made I used black lettering but cut out a thin color frame to go around it inside the metal frame. Here I gave color to the text since the frame itself was intricate.