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Introduction: ASCII-Art

I'll show you how to do great ASCII-Art the very simple way. Sorry for my bad English - I'm German ;)

Step 1: Choose a Picture

Choose any image from the internet or from your desktop. It should have no background and not too much little parts. Comic-figures work best.
For this instructable, I'll choose Homer Simpson.

Step 2: Copy the Picture Into Word

Open a new Word-document and paste the picture into it. You can set the size if you want.

Step 3: Set the Image Properties

Now do a right-click on the image and choose the last option (In German it's Grafik formatieren, I don't know what it is in English). In 'Position', normally move object with text or something like that is hooked. If it is so, click it, that it doesn't move with the text. Right beside 'Position' is another option, Textfluss in German. Click on Transparent. Then click OK. If the picture has moved down, move it up again. Open the menu again and click on the the option right beside Transparent. It should be named Without or something like that. On 'Graphic', set the colors to grey and the brightness to 70.

Step 4: Set the Font and Begin to 'paint'

Set the font to Courir New, size 10 or 12. Now type over the image, line for line. For the background simply use spaces. For lightly colored areas use letters like ! or l. For normally colored areas use letters like C, E or F, for dark colored use Ms and Ws. For the edges you can use (, ), V, A, Y, d, b and so on. Try to catch the picture with the letters.

Step 5: Finish

When you're done, remove the picture and you've made a brillant ASCII-Art-Document. Take a screenshot, if you want.

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55 Comments

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ryanchen6996
ryanchen6996

Tip 5 days ago

You can use only outline photos for bigginners, like an outline of a flower or something.

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Lu De
Lu De

Tip 6 weeks ago

You can also do this on Google slides.
First, create a new slide. Go into page setup and set it to the correct aspect ratio (the aspect ratio of the image).
Second, click background and choose your image.
Third, cover the slide in a text box. Then do the Step 4 shown in the article. It's called "Set the font and begin to 'paint' "
Fourth, when you're done, reset the background and you're done!
My example of doing it on slides is shown.(I know it's not painted but that was too much chaos for me.)

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MikasaSimp
MikasaSimp

Question 5 months ago

im not sure if mine is updated,but it doesnt let me do any of those.

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abroaddus
abroaddus

Question 8 months ago

I am stuck on step 3 on " Right beside 'Position' is another option, Textfluss in German. Click on Transparent. Then click OK. If the picture has moved down, move it up again." I do not see a Position option, anyone know how to move past this step?

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RoverHex
RoverHex

2 years ago

this is to hard to understand because it's german

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Cute007
Cute007

4 years ago

I was used many photo convert to ascii art text but not support games chat cuz very big text art and more text works so game chat box not take it. so I need help about how can text art for games chatbox and photo convert to ascii art text small size?

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Xtreme1738
Xtreme1738

4 years ago

"Grafik Formatieren" is "Graphic Flow", and "Textfluss" is "Text Flow".

n linux:

$ jp2a -b --colors -i hs.jpg

Pictured is the html output version.

More info at: https://www.instructables.com/id/Graphics-in-a-text-world/

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raser13
raser13

Reply 4 years ago

Awesome - thanks

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asciiartclub
asciiartclub

5 years ago on Introduction

That's a great tutorial! I wonder how many guys have taped tracing paper on their old CRT's just trying to do the same. If you're short on time, but like the idea of ascii art, try http://asciiart.club - it really doesn't get easier. -=cP

Vancouver Island Hiking Trail - ASCII art.png
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bobalbury
bobalbury

7 years ago

Thank you. You made it clear and easy. Btw my sister in law lives in Herdurn

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Machine
Machine

8 years ago on Step 5

Nice job! Homer is my favorite cartoon character too.

Thanks for showing us.

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YellowBlu Co.
YellowBlu Co.

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

text-image required no download and DOES NOT have limited features (unless your buy it for $30) BUT I must say, I do love the free draw feature :)

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mmzdaniel
mmzdaniel

13 years ago on Introduction

this is really cool! but there are programs who do it for you and they will usually do it better.

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rdsouza3
rdsouza3

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

can you temme some of those programs.....