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align text to curves or circles

Apr 30, 2012, 03:25
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align text to curves or circles
I would like to insert some text and have it aligned to a curve or circle. Preferably the curve would not be visible, but used only to align the text.

Thank you.....
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Apr 30, 2012, 07:45
Post: #2
RE: align text to curves or circles
There are plenty of 'how-to's' around. This is one I did some time ago. Covers the main points

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ct4yDEX6Dw

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Apr 30, 2012, 14:47
Post: #3
RE: align text to curves or circles
Thanks for response.......

I'll try the built-in thing first, and then your script when (and if :Huh) I learn how to use them.

I'm a relative, no make that definite, beginner with Gimp, having used it only a few times, and not for anything special. My goal here is to make some sort of creative watermark for some pictures. I might even go hog wild and try to have the text or image color change (not dynamically) across it's span.

Thanks again......
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Apr 30, 2012, 18:13 (This post was last modified: Apr 30, 2012 18:17 by jeth.)
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RE: align text to curves or circles
My Gimp GPA hasn't gone up any yetSmile but I did manage to install Python after one false start.

The instructions I found had me install Python and three Python extensions and "then" Gimp. So I uninstalled Gimp and tried that route. I didn't pay attention to one error message from one of the extension installations, and when I was done, Gimp was dead because it couldn't find a dll it was looking for.

Then Idea I realized that this was probably related to the error message I had gotten and not being able to fully install something.

So I started all over again, and this time on the extensions I used the "Run as administrator" option and the only messages I got were at the end of the three extensions that said something about a "destructor" function not completing.

But Gimp starts up fine now, Python shows up where it should, and I'm sure when I get that far, your extension will also.

I'm still a little confused as to why Python was to be installed before Gimp, but since it worked, I can't quarrel with success.
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Apr 30, 2012, 20:51
Post: #5
RE: align text to curves or circles
OK, that makes sense even to me now... ;-)
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