[UPDATE: below info is out of date because Tagul generator form has been changed]
I am often asked on how to create a cloud with custom shape.
Here is the tutorial on how to do it:
1) Find an image with a shape you want to use and save it to your computer. It can be either colored or black & white. Words will be placed on non-white space. Here is an example of Giraffe image which I used in Gallery.
2) In your cloud form go to Appearance section and choose "Custom shape" as it is shown on the screenshot below:
3) Then click on the box (that says: "Click here" :)) and select your image file.
In the appeared window use Threshold and Blur sliders to adjust the selected image. REMEMBER: the words will be placed on non-white space.
4) Then click OK and Visualize your cloud.
Enjoy creating word clouds with Tagul.com!