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Old 03-29-2010, 01:15 PM   #1
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Text Paths - How do I make them - PS CS4 - Lauren?

Hi Lauren - and other designers,

I know that Lauren has some text paths in the shop, but I don't see in them the sort of shape I want at this point in time.

Not knowing if they are "fixed" to that shape or not, I thought the best way to get the shape I want is to make it myself.

So, my question is this.

How do I make a text path?

Thank in advance.

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Old 03-29-2010, 01:21 PM   #2
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Do you know how to make a path?

Make a path and then chose the type tool and put the curser in the path and it will type in the path.

If you want on the path put the curser on the path outline and then the type will go along the path.

You can google a tutorial which explains it better then me.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:23 PM   #3
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Here is a link http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com...ight=type+path
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:46 PM   #4
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Yes you can just draw your shape with the pen tool......... You can also make a path from any selection within the paths panel
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:00 PM   #5
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PK, I learned this on youtube. I'm not good enough at it to be able to give you directions but if you go to youtube and search for text path you will come up with several tutorials. I'll see if I can find the one I used, it was sooo easy!
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:03 PM   #6
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Here is the tut I used... hope it's what your talking about:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IDSTjRTRFU
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:41 PM   #7
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The idea of a path is you create a path (it can be a simple shape, or a custom created shape or line made point by point with sharp angles or curves), is you can use the path for many things: something for text to follow (called text on/in a path), create custom shapes, stroke with a brush - telling Photoshop to follow the path with the brush and settings you specify (can be useful on masks, creating a shape, etc.).

Paths tutorials:

Adobe Photoshop Text Tutorial: Creating Text On A Path

Adobe Photoshop Type on a Closed Path

Try a simple circle or square first, and then learn more about the pen tool and you can make any shape you want!
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:36 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone - will bookmark the links given for learning later.

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #9
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text on a path

Can anyone out there help me. I am trying to change the direction of my text on a circle path in PSE. I've tried everything and I can't get it the way I want it. Basically I'm hiding the top half of the path and only using the bottom half, as a result the text that is visible is going right to left or clockwise and upside down. I want the visible text to reverse or go from left to right and I can't reverse it. Does anyone know how to do this.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:11 PM   #10
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I'm not sure that you have the necessary tools in pse to complete this task. that's because the paths aren't native to pse and we a using a cheat method. You can rotate your path tho by transforming the layer
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Can you change your start and end points like in this video?
http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com...-or-selection/
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