Text on a path takes some getting use to..
specially using your bezier curves tool.ok
So just practice and practice... :)
#1. Below.. use the settings shown for your pen
tool.. draw a free hand curvy line like I did below.
#2Choose your text tool and click on the left
end of the line..when you see the cursor change to a rocker
with a T in it.
Start typing your text.. keep typing to fill
the line up with text.
don't let it go over the last of the right side
of line or it will do weird stuff :) Below is how it looks
when you select the text.. Use the settings I use below for
the text tool.
#3. On the layer palette expand out the
vector layer by clicking the black arrow to the left of the
layer thumb nail. Click on the eye to hide the new path layer
#4. Below is typing around a vector oooval..
have it black in your foreground box and background boxes.
Click on your preset shape tool and choose the oval.
#5. Pull out an oval the size you need. Click
on your Text tool and click on the left top about 10 o'clock
when you see the rocker T click and start typing yourText.
when you're doing this.. you might have to play with the font
you use.. and the font size.
#5. Same is done if you need your text in a
circle... its ALWAYS the same when you need to get rid of the
vector shape or
line that you typed your text on. Expand
out the Vector layer on the layer palette and hide that layer.
As in below some
times you need to play with the font used
and size of the font, just highlight the text you have typed
and use your mouse
wheel if you have one and it will go
through your font you have installed on your computer. If you
use a Text editor for to keep up
with all your fonts.. like Xfonter etc.. if you
have it opened and the folder where you keep all your stored
fonts that you don't have i
nstalled on your computer.. PSP will
'see' them all and they don't have to be installed on your
computer to be used. Putting your space insertion bar before
your text and tapping the space bar will move the text into
place. to center it.
#6. Below shows that you typed too many words
and they overlapped just back space till they do fit OR
try another font.. and font size
below you expand the vector text out... and hide the circle
layer.. to get rid of the black circle.
you can put text around any vector shape... below it's going
around a star shape.
Below is typing on a bezier curve... as it
shows you have to pull the handles out past the image window
to get the right curve you need.
Toodles til ext time...