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#1 AnnBK

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:38 PM

I've hit a brick wall.  I'm hoping there's a way to do this, but I can't figure it out.  I want to type "COWGIRLS" following the bottom arc of the circle, but I need it to read from left to right.  Anyone know how to do this? I tried typing plain text and shaping it in an arc, but it got very distorted.  Thanks for any help!!

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:48 PM

I've hit a brick wall.  I'm hoping there's a way to do this, but I can't figure it out.  I want to type "COWGIRLS" following the bottom arc of the circle, but I need it to read from left to right.  Anyone know how to do this? I tried typing plain text and shaping it in an arc, but it got very distorted.  Thanks for any help!!

 

Hi Ann, did you see the newsletter article here: Tap the Power of the Type Tool. The tools are in PSE 11, I just haven't played with them very much myself. I think I also have another article for PSE 11 someplace, I'll see if I can find it. HTH

 

Here's the other tutorial I was thinking of: Photoshop Elements/Add Text


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:52 PM

Or you could just duplicate the path, and on a new layer add the cowgirls portion :)



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:58 PM

Or you could just duplicate the path, and on a new layer add the cowgirls portion :)

 

That sounds like a great idea, Amanda! ;)



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:09 PM

I already reviewed both those tutorials and nothing in them helps. The problem with typing on the path is that it goes from right to left.  I tried using two different shapes, tried typing COWGIRLS backwards and nothing worked. I even checked in preferences to see if I could chose to type from left to right.   I ended up typing one letter at a time and set them in place individually.  They aren't 100% perfect, but I think it will do.  If anyone else has an idea, I'd like to know if this can be done.  Ah, technology!!  Gotta love it!

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Here's a screenshot of the result I was going for.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:15 PM

Duplicate the path, type your text on a new layer, then flip your path horizontally :)



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:17 PM

Thanks, Amanda, I think I tried that, but I'll give it another go.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:28 PM

I already reviewed both those tutorials and nothing in them helps. The problem with typing on the path is that it goes from right to left.  I tried using two different shapes, tried typing COWGIRLS backwards and nothing worked. I even checked in preferences to see if I could chose to type from left to right.   I ended up typing one letter at a time and set them in place individually.  They aren't 100% perfect, but I think it will do.  If anyone else has an idea, I'd like to know if this can be done.  Ah, technology!!  Gotta love it!

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Here's a screenshot of the result I was going for.

 

I think this looks great the way it is :)



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:35 PM

Thanks, Theresa...I need to use a different font and I'm not sure the colors are right.  I tried Amanda's suggestion to type on a second path and flip horizontally.  That actually worked, except it put the text inside the path instead of out....but that's fairly easy to fix.  Thanks again, everyone, I think I have it down because of your help.   :2468who-do-we-appreciate:


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 01:16 AM

It's adorable, Ann!
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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:00 PM

Yay!



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:46 PM

It seems that you've figured it out, Ann.  But just for fun, I tried using the warp text tool in PSE10, with the Rosewood font I think you used.  I picked the arc setting, horizontal distortion, and moved the slider to -50.  The text didn't distort, but I didn't try sizing it for a particular circle.  But its an easy approach.


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