Help with bending text

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Feb 21, 2006
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Hi all,

I am trying to figure out to bend text using Photostop 7. I am mkaing good progress, but still having some trouble. Here is what I want to do:

1) On the site: http://www.ottawa-theologyontap.com/english/temp there are 2 icons. The first one (at the top) is how I want the French Icon (2nd) to look. However, I can’t figure how how to bend the text to match the English version

I never did the work on the first one and I desperately need to know how to do it. I think I use sometthing with the "distort -> polar coordinates", but I not sure how. Can somone help me or tel me how I can accomplish my goal of wrapping the French text like the English text (top pic)

Thanks,
Derek

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noone
Feb 21, 2006
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Hi all,

I am trying to figure out to bend text using Photostop 7. I am mkaing good progress, but still having some trouble. Here is what I want to do:

1) On the site: http://www.ottawa-theologyontap.com/english/temp there are 2 icons. The first one (at the top) is how I want the French Icon (2nd) to look. However, I can’t figure how how to bend the text to match the English version

I never did the work on the first one and I desperately need to know how to do it. I think I use sometthing with the "distort -> polar coordinates", but I not sure how. Can somone help me or tel me how I can accomplish my goal of wrapping the French text like the English text (top pic)

Thanks,
Derek

In PS7, the Text on a Path had not been introduced, but you can choose to " bend" your text via the Text Tool Option Palette. Select the Text Tool, and then look at the Option Bar (mine’s at the top of the work area, but you might have moved it on your desktop). Find the T with an arc below it, to the right of center. That is the Warp Text control. Click it for a dialog palette, and choose a Style. I’d start with Arc, but you have a lot of other choices there, plus controls for those choices. You can also create your text, then highlight it with the Text Tool, click the Warp Text Option, and experiment.

Adobe Illustrator, or PS CS/CS2 offer Text on a Path. For them, you just need to create a circle Path, two circular segment arcs, use the Text on a Path version of the Text Tool, and off you go. My first choice would be to go with Illustrator, but then I have that program already.

Hope this helps,
Hunt
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Tacit
Feb 22, 2006
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"MegaC" wrote:

1) On the site: http://www.ottawa-theologyontap.com/english/temp there are 2 icons. The first one (at the top) is how I want the French Icon (2nd) to look. However, I can’t figure how how to bend the text to match the English version

I would do this in an older version of Photoshop by setting the text in Illustrator.

Newer versions of Photoshop introduced the ability to set text along a Pen path. Your version of Photoshop lacks this ability. However, in Illustrator it is trivial to make circular text; it takes perhaps five seconds. So set the text in Illustrator and bring it into Photoshop.


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Husky
Feb 22, 2006
On Wed, 22 Feb 2006 16:28:00 GMT, tacit wrote:

In article ,
"MegaC" wrote:

1) On the site: http://www.ottawa-theologyontap.com/english/temp there are 2 icons. The first one (at the top) is how I want the French Icon (2nd) to look. However, I can’t figure how how to bend the text to match the English version

I would do this in an older version of Photoshop by setting the text in Illustrator.

Newer versions of Photoshop introduced the ability to set text along a Pen path. Your version of Photoshop lacks this ability. However, in Illustrator it is trivial to make circular text; it takes perhaps five seconds. So set the text in Illustrator and bring it into Photoshop.

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Janee has a tutorial on how to do this in PS.

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