Making Curved Text In Photoshop Cs3
Posted 05 January 2010 - 02:25 PM
Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:32 PM
ctrl-click (I'm assuming you're working on a PC ) on the thumbnail of the object you want to outline in the layers palette. This should select that entire layer.
At this point I go to an empty layer and click Select -> Modify -> Expand and type in 10 to 20 pixels. This moves the selection off from the direct selection so the path is not right on top of the curve. You may also be able to click and drag the selection to move it (depends on what mode the program is in).
Once you have that where you want it, go to the paths palette and click the circle with the pony tails (4th from the left) to make it a path
Then you can go back to the layers palette and click your type tool and then click directly on that path to be able to type there.
It's somewhat tricky and I have to play with it at times to get it exactly where I want it ... but it usually works.
Here is an example of where I did this: visit with family
There may be easier ways of doing this but I haven't yet found them .
My beautiful new siggy created by a Cheshire Cat??? Thank you!
Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:49 PM
Posted 05 January 2010 - 05:07 PM
You use the Pen Tool to draw a line along your curve - this will then show up in the layer pallette as a shape. Then select the Type tool and make sure the type is Left Align and click at the start of your drawn line and start typing. If you are happy with what you have typed - just hide the shape layer ( the line you drew) or even delete it. I would hide it until you are doing the final things to the layout, then delete it.
I hope that is what you needed to know.