Tuesday, April 13, 2010

GIMP Tut: Text along Path

It is finally here, a tutorial on how to create text along a path.


Lets start and hopefully I won't loose you.
Note: Click the image to enlarge and see more detail.









Now these steps should also work for any other shape you come across, let me know how you get on.

20 comments:

Cat said...

This is Awesome Mo.
Thank you soo much.
I've wanted to learn how to do this.
The sky is the limit with Gimp girls. Hugs, my friend..

Anonymous said...

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WAS SO GLAD you did this tut..BUT I HAVE TRIED IT OVER 100 TIMES AND WHEN I DO THE LAST PART FILL SELECTION WITH FOREGROUND COLOR(ON THE NEW LAYER) IT FILLS IT WITH THE COLOR AND I CAN NOT SEE THE TEXT...I FEEL SO DUMB RIGHT NOW i ALSO NOTICE WHEN I DO ALPHA TO SELECTION THAT GOES AWAY AFTER I ADD THE GROW PART (did learn how to do stickers though)..what am I doing wrong(psstt keyborad control for fill with fore ground color is (ctrl, not ctrl+)I am so confused...help please..been trying to learn how to do this forever.... thanks so much for taking the time to do this I really appreciate it...I am Nanascraps

Anonymous said...

duh...fortet the pssst part..I didn't see the period after the plus sign..sorry..nanascraps

Mo (Maureen) said...

Hi there Nanascraps,
what's your email, I'll send you my tut GIMP file hopefully that will help you on the last step.

Mo

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [19 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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Mo (Maureen) said...

So sorry all, there is a missing piece of info in step 6 (now corrected) thanks to Nanascraps for letting me know she wasn't able to achieve my tut end result.

Hugz, Mo

NanaScraps said...

WOOHOOO.I DID IT....THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS TUT I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR SO LONG TO LEARN THIS...NOW I CAN DO IT....MAYBE SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LINE YOU COULD DO A TUT ON HOW TO MAKE ACRYLIC OR THE LOOK THAT SOMETHING IS BEHIND GLASS......THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO..YOU ARE APPRECIATED

Mo (Maureen) said...

You are so welcome Jo Ann, I'm so pleased you got back to me that you had trouble with my tut. This way at least I now know it will work for others out ther.
Funny you should say that about an acrylic tut, I was toying with that idea in my head this morning so watch this space.

Jacque said...

Im trying to do this but every time I do the text is way too far away from the path. Do you know what I should do? Please email me summerruby86@gmail.com

Todd said...

Very helpful tutorial - did not get the "hide path/fill selection" thing until you explained it. Many thanks for your time!

Orville said...

Thanks for this. Just what I needed and worked perfectly.

Bente Lilja Bye said...

Very well explained. Thanks!

squirley said...

hi, my name is shirley and i really appreciate your tutes! they are very easy to follow and easy to execute because of that. thank you for doing this and i hope there will be more coming soon.

jon said...

nice tut. but red font on purple background is not nice.

Anna Malena said...

thank you very much for doing this tut - i've learned a different method for doing this once but it only worked about every tenth tie and it caused me so much trouble, so you've really been a great help :)!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the detailed step-by-step process, which helped me finally get this right! I managed to get the expected result for this present for my wife. :)

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segFault said...

Really appreciate that.

Nice and clear,
Thanks

littlebear said...

Thanks so much, couldn't find the path to text then realized you have to select the text and right click.