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Old 03-14-2005, 12:48 PM   #1
hyperdaz
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GIMP Bending Text.....


Hi......

I am interested in bending text in GIMP.... want to bend around a circule... etc..


I noticed the CD cover thing but it dont seem to be what I want...
shallowsky.com/software/cdplugins/

at a loss...
 
Old 03-14-2005, 01:35 PM   #2
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hyperdaz,

This is from the CDPlugin page:
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(It turns out that, at least in GIMP 2.0, there's already a script-fu to do this! Xtns->Script-fu->Logos->Text Circle... Arclayer is probably still useful since it can bend any layer, not just text; but if all you want is an arced text label, you probably don't need arclayer.)
I have never used this however.... I am not sure how much controll or detail you need, but what I have often done in the past is create a solid color version of what I want in a vector program such as Sodipodi. Then open it in Gimp and use it as a template (select by color). I realise this isn't a perfect solution, but it works.

I am not sure of any other way to do it. Sorry,

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