The journaling that goes around the more complex shapes is not
as hard as it might look to beginning scrappers. It's as simple
as creating a vector line along where you want the text to be,
then typing the text over the line, and hiding the line.
You'll be using your line drawing tool. In your materials box,
set your foreground and stroke to about 5 or 10 pixels wide, and
use a color you can see nicely against your layout background.
Turn off the background/fill color altogether.
Set the drawing tool to "point to point". Click around
your shapes, ignoring curves for now. Just skip the curve and
go to the next point where a corner would be as over the black
Now we'll attend to the curve. For a simple curve, place your
cursor in the middle of the line over the circle, until you see
it change to the arrow with a curve below it: Hold your control
key down and left click. This adds a node in the center of the
line. You might want to save your project at this point, as a
layered psp file for now.
Change the node to a "symmetric" one by right clicking
on it and following the drop down diagram here:
Now you can gently push your node upwards. It arcs over the curved
shape. Tread lightly here; it's easy to get over enthusiastic
and make all sorts of wonderful shapes with your line. Pulling
on either end of the arrow changes the arc of the curve, changing
the angle of the arrow changes the shape of the line.
You'll have a line around your shapes when you're done: Two are
shown here to demonstrate the final shape of the journaling, but
actually, you'll add the text to one, then draw the other one
and add the text to it.
Zoom in to your line. When you have your text tool selected to
use, and hover it over your line, the cursor changes to this:
As you type, the text will follow your line now.
When you've finished typing your text, find the vector layer
you've just typed over, and hide the line by clicking on the eye
Now you only have your text visible! Fun!