How to Make “Scary Friday” Demotivational Poster

Today is Friday. Moreover, it’s Friday 13th. Pretty rare day in the year and as people say it’s very scary. However, this is a good chance to demonstrate how our multiline watermarks work.

"Scary Friday"

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a demotivational poster with “scary” spider and “scary” text. And you’ll be amazed how fast and easy it is with our software.

So we have a picture with a spider that needs to be saved from PNG to JPEG to be able to share this with the Internet. And we need to put some text onto our picture. To do this, we’ll use the free PNG to JPG converter.

Picture with a spider

1. Run the program, add an image (menu: “File”“Add Input File…” or you can just drag&drop the picture directly to the program window)

Add a picture

2. Go to the program settings (menu: “Converter”“Preferences…”)

Go to the preferences

3. Select the “Watermark” tool (“Watermark”“Text”)

Go to the watermark tool settings

4. Enter our text THIS IS THE%eol%FRIDAYEST%eol%FRIDAY%eol%THAT EVER%eol%FRIDAYED (“Text”)

Enter watermark text

5. Select Trebuchet MS font and set its size to 44 points (“Font”, “Font Size: 44 points”)

Select watermark font

6. Our text is white, that’s set by default (“Font Color: White)

Set watermark color

7. Let’s set font style to Bold and use antialiasing for the text (“Font Style: Bold, “Antialiasing: On)

Set font style and antialiasing

8. Align text lines by center (“Text Alignment: Center)

Align text

9. Align text itself, it would be right in the center of our picture (“Position: Middle-Center)

Align watermark

10. Click “OK” to close the program settings

Close the text watermark settings

11. Click “Convert” to start the process

Convert picture and add text to it

That’s it! The demotivator is done. Our picture with a spider was converted from PNG to JPEG format and our text was added to it, right in the center.

"Scary Friday" demotivator

Do you remember our text contained several strange symbols? %eol% is a special mark which is telling our software where we want to put a line break. EOL itself means “end of line”. It breaks our text to several paragraphs, making a multiline text.

If you prefer to work via cmd.exe, the command-line parameters to add text over a picture would be like this:

png2jpg.exe --input=c:\images\scary-friday.png --wm-text="THIS IS THE%eol%FRIDAYEST%eol%FRIDAY%eol%THAT EVER%eol%FRIDAYED" --wm-font="Trebuchet MS" --wm-font-size=44 --wm-font-style=bold --wm-text-antialiasing --wm-text-alignment=center --wm-text-position=middlecenter

If you make a picture in black/white (menu: “Adjustment”“Greyscale Image”), you’ll get the following result:

"Scary Friday" demotivator b/w version

If you invert colors (menu: “Adjustment”“Invert Image”) and set font color to black, you’ll get this one:

"Scary Friday" demotivator inverted version

You decide which one of the posters is better.

If you have a picture in a different image format, you can search for a suitable program from dozens of image converters here. And the task of quickly making demotivational posters from multiple files at once could be solved with our advanced PRO/IMAGE applications.

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