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New to Me: Text on a Path

Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:27 pm

For the July New to Me, we will learn how to apply text to a simple path.

To give you an idea what this tutorial is about, here is my finished product:
Text on a Path tutorial.jpg
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Here's what to do:

1. Open a 12x12, 300 resolution new document or begin with a background paper from your stash.

2. Choose an element from your stash and place it in the center of the paper. I used Marzena's Christmas in July Progressive mini kit that she generously gave us last year.

3. Choose the Ellipse Tool from the tool bar
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4. Choose the Paths option from the menu options.
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5. Draw a circle (or oblong circle) around the element.

6. Choose the Horizontal Type tool
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7. Hover over the circle you drew until the Text on a Path icon appears.
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8. Type your message and watch it go around the path.
Text around circle.jpg
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9. Make any needed adjustments to the font, size, etc to make the text the way you want it. (I used Adobe Garamond)
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Let's try another shape.

10. Choose the Rounded Rectangle Tool from the tool bar.
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11. Make sure the Paths option is selected as in step #4.

12. Draw a rounded rectangle.

13. Repeat steps 8 and 9

Photoshop is not the best software for text, but it does a wonderful job for simple paths like these.

Please post your creation in this forum and let us give it some love!

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Re: New to Me: Text on a Path

Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:43 am

I'm so glad to did this tutorial. I can never remember how to do this, and now I have it printed. :D

This is also for Carole's Share The Luv's July 2016 BOGO Challenge.

I Wish I Were A Fish
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I used Summer Sunshine by Carole's Share The Luv.
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Re: New to Me: Text on a Path

Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:43 am

smikeel wrote:I'm so glad to did this tutorial. I can never remember how to do this, and now I have it printed. :D

This is also for Carole's Share The Luv's July 2016 BOGO Challenge.

I Wish I Were A Fish
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I used Summer Sunshine by Carole's Share The Luv.


And you used it so well here, too! :bravo:

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Re: New to Me: Text on a Path

Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:57 am

Betsyfru wrote:Here's mine:
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Text on a Path - Floater Girl



:yahoo2: :yahoo2:

What a terrific FUN page using this tut!

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Re: New to Me: Text on a Path

Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:40 am

I used text on a path in my layout for Karen's bonus challenge. I selected the bottom squiggly line on the wave element and used that to make my path then moved the text up a bit.
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Re: New to Me: Text on a Path

Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:03 pm

kotare wrote:I used text on a path in my layout for Karen's bonus challenge. I selected the bottom squiggly line on the wave element and used that to make my path then moved the text up a bit.
ImageGrey Day

:bravo: :bravo: Awesome variation of putting text on a path!!

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Re: New to Me: Text on a Path

Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:21 am

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Re: New to Me: Text on a Path

Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:09 pm

sanra wrote:My puppet and July New to Me
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http://gallery.scrapbird.com/albums/use ... uppet-.jpg

Awesome Sauce!!!

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Re: New to Me: Text on a Path

Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:51 pm

One more using this tutorial. This is also for Kotare's Art Journal 2016 #29 Challenge, and Nutkin Tai;z’s July 2016 Bonus Challenge - Let’s Be A Dingbat!.

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I used Outside Fun Super Value Bundle, and Mask Frames Set 1 both by Nutkin Tailz Designs.

I made the bird element using LCR Parrot Talk dingbats from dafont.com.
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