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Is it possible to wrap text within a text box in Photoshop Elements? I would like to be able to move / manipulate a text box and have the journalling move accordingly instead of me having to re format each line. Is this possible (like with MS Publisher)? I'm working with text of about a paragraph or two rather than a line or two.
Elizabeth in sunny New Zealand
05-23-2005, 07:08 PM
No - I think you have to put the carriage returns in manually - which is a pain. It is the same in PSE3
05-23-2005, 07:11 PM
I have PSE 2, and have to do manual spacing for the words... I just type the text, then go back and add spacing and line breaks once the font is sized to the right size.
Tina has a word art class that covers some text properties if you are interested...
To add some effects the text has to be 'simplified', and remember after you do that to the layer, you can't edit the text anymore, so you need to have done your spacing and font changes before that.
Sometimes I'll do the same text on a couple of layers and then just delete the version (or hide that layer) that I don't like.
I have Publisher and use it every week, but I haven't actually copied and pasted from Publisher into PSE2, but I do stuff in PSE2 to go into my Publisher publications....
Usually LOs don't have screeds of printing on them, so it doesn't seem too much of a hardship to me to adjust the print manually...
If I was doing paragraphs, I'd have each paragraph on a separate layer, and then move them into position so that I can adjust the spacing between the paragraphs.
Maybe someone else has some ideas?
Thanks for your replies (on both questions - I was scared I'd confused people the first time around so had a second shot at the same question). I love the versitility of text boxes in Publisher and since I'm really writing a book I might have to stick with that programme and import pictures from PSE as I need them.
A scrapbook style book would have been great, but perhaps a bit 'much' anyway for 60 odd pages and since I'm only just starting with PSE, very timeconsuming! At least the pics I use in Publisher should look great with the touchups and effects I'm learning I can do with PSE.
It's all such a steep learning curve looking at the wonderful LOs on this site and working out how I can produce something like that and present a full family history at the same time. I feel at my level of expertise I may be biting off more than I can cope with. Perhaps - book first (the standard boring white pages conventional type) as I have a deadline; then get stuck in to some digital scrapbooking when I'm not under as much pressure for time ... at least I'll still be developing PSE skills as I go.
Thanks heaps for your suggestions
05-24-2005, 05:07 AM
Depending on you resources. You might want to take a look at Fotofusion, which does do paragraphs of text and makes IMHO a good way to combine pages. If you take a peak at my gallery you can see a few pages done with it.
Thanks Jane, have just checked out your pages and coincidentally I'd already seen and been impressed by some of them when I did a search on 'heritage' layouts. Your Crabb family pages are great - what a tremendous shot at the dinner table - how we undervalue photos of the ordinary under our own noses - although I don't think I'll quite stretch to taking a photo of us at dinner tonight! The family tree one is very impressive as well. Will check out Photo Fusion to see if it will suit.
Thanks heaps for the ideas
I know one of the things that the Hidden Power of Elements author is working on are text boxes in PSE, as well as Kerning (spacing between letters.) Check out his next version when it comes out (a book and CD). For now, good old space bar and Enter key...
Many thanks Emma - will do. I've also noticed there's a gallery for 'journalling only' layouts so I'll check that out too as there's so much to learn from others here.
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