Diagonal text?

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EPPack
Jul 13, 2004
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Photoshop 6.0. Am moderately familiar with using it, at least for simple things, but am FAR from an expert.

I wish to superimpose a word across the front of a photo. Visualize a "wanted" poster with the word "Arrested!" blazoned across the front. Easy enough to do with 2 layers, but the problem is that my user wishes the text to be *diagonal* across it, not horizontal or vertical. This has me stumped–I can rotate the entire image, but not the single layer or the text. The angle I want is about 45 degrees or so, not 90 or 180 or 270. I saw the "transform" rotate command, but I’ve never used it, and it didn’t work when I tried to use it based on the Help.

Is this even doable? Ironically, we can do this in Word using wordart, but since that is actually two objects, the wordart doesn’t go along with the image on a copy/paste.

TIA!

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Deco_time
Jul 13, 2004
In news:EPPack typed:
Photoshop 6.0. Am moderately familiar with using it, at least for simple things, but am FAR from an expert.

I wish to superimpose a word across the front of a photo. Visualize a "wanted" poster with the word "Arrested!" blazoned across the front. Easy enough to do with 2 layers, but the problem is that my user wishes the text to be *diagonal* across it, not horizontal or vertical. This has me stumped–I can rotate the entire image, but not the single layer or the text. The angle I want is about 45 degrees or so, not 90 or 180 or 270. I saw the "transform" rotate command, but I’ve never used it, and it didn’t work when I tried to use it based on the Help.

Is this even doable? Ironically, we can do this in Word using wordart, but since that is actually two objects, the wordart doesn’t go along with the image on a copy/paste.

TIA!

With the text layer active, press CTRL+T; rotate and resize to your heart content.


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ramcan
Jul 13, 2004
EPPack wrote:
Photoshop 6.0. Am moderately familiar with using it, at least for simple things, but am FAR from an expert.

I wish to superimpose a word across the front of a photo. Visualize a "wanted" poster with the word "Arrested!" blazoned across the front. Easy enough to do with 2 layers, but the problem is that my user wishes the text to be *diagonal* across it, not horizontal or vertical. This has me stumped–I can rotate the entire image, but not the single layer or the text. The angle I want is about 45 degrees or so, not 90 or 180 or 270. I saw the "transform" rotate command, but I’ve never used it, and it didn’t work when I tried to use it based on the Help.

Is this even doable? Ironically, we can do this in Word using wordart, but since that is actually two objects, the wordart doesn’t go along with the image on a copy/paste.

TIA!
rasterize the text layer then free transform
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Deco_time
Jul 13, 2004
In news:ramcan typed:
rasterize the text layer

Why?

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edjh
Jul 13, 2004
ramcan wrote:
EPPack wrote:

Photoshop 6.0. Am moderately familiar with using it, at least for simple things, but am FAR from an expert.

I wish to superimpose a word across the front of a photo. Visualize a "wanted" poster with the word "Arrested!" blazoned across the front. Easy enough to do with 2 layers, but the problem is that my user wishes the text
to be *diagonal* across it, not horizontal or vertical. This has me stumped–I can rotate the entire image, but not the single layer or the text. The angle I want is about 45 degrees or so, not 90 or 180 or 270. I saw the "transform" rotate command, but I’ve never used it, and it didn’t work when I tried to use it based on the Help.

Is this even doable? Ironically, we can do this in Word using wordart, but
since that is actually two objects, the wordart doesn’t go along with the image on a copy/paste.

TIA!

rasterize the text layer then free transform

Do NOT rasterize it!!!!


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RicSeyler
Jul 13, 2004
Ctrl + T, then grap a corner and rotate.

EPPack wrote:

Photoshop 6.0. Am moderately familiar with using it, at least for simple things, but am FAR from an expert.

I wish to superimpose a word across the front of a photo. Visualize a "wanted" poster with the word "Arrested!" blazoned across the front. Easy enough to do with 2 layers, but the problem is that my user wishes the text to be *diagonal* across it, not horizontal or vertical. This has me stumped–I can rotate the entire image, but not the single layer or the text. The angle I want is about 45 degrees or so, not 90 or 180 or 270. I saw the "transform" rotate command, but I’ve never used it, and it didn’t work when I tried to use it based on the Help.

Is this even doable? Ironically, we can do this in Word using wordart, but since that is actually two objects, the wordart doesn’t go along with the image on a copy/paste.

TIA!


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Mike
Jul 13, 2004
in article KGXIc.7716$ wrote on
07/13/2004 1:33 PM:

rasterize the text layer then free transform

You’re funny.

Bitmap graphics do not rotate very well at all. Unless it is at 90š each time.


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EPPack
Jul 15, 2004
Hmm. I did try this yesterday, and while I was able to rotate the selection box, it didn’t "stick", making me think I’d some something wrong, hence my original comment about not getting it to work. It asked me if I wanted to apply the transformation, and I absolutely did say yes, so I’m not sure what happened. In any event, I tried it now, and it worked like a charm!

Thanks to all who wrote!

elaine

"Deco_time" wrote in message
In news:EPPack typed:
Photoshop 6.0. Am moderately familiar with using it, at least for simple things, but am FAR from an expert.

I wish to superimpose a word across the front of a photo. Visualize a "wanted" poster with the word "Arrested!" blazoned across the front. Easy enough to do with 2 layers, but the problem is that my user wishes the text to be *diagonal* across it, not horizontal or vertical. This has me stumped–I can rotate the entire image, but not the single layer or the text. The angle I want is about 45 degrees or so, not 90 or 180 or 270. I saw the "transform" rotate command, but I’ve never used it, and it didn’t work when I tried to use it based on the Help.

Is this even doable? Ironically, we can do this in Word using wordart, but since that is actually two objects, the wordart doesn’t go along with the image on a copy/paste.

TIA!

With the text layer active, press CTRL+T; rotate and resize to your heart content.


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