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Fitting text to a specified area

Feb 9, 2012, 20:06
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Fitting text to a specified area
I'm looking for assistance in fitting text to a specified area. To clarify, I am trying to fill letters into a Harley Davidson logo. The top and bottom rockers on the logo have the text skewed to fit the shape of the shield. If you are familiar with the logo, the text in the top and bottom rockers has one flat side and one stretched side.

I've attempted to try some text to path options but they aren't doing at all what I need. It's essentially a standard line of text with either the top or bottom (respectively) stretched to fit the point of the top rocker and the curve of the bottom.

If I can provide any other information or clarify any better, I'd be glad to do so.

Thanks in advance from a GIMP novice.
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Feb 10, 2012, 00:40
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RE: Fitting text to a specified area
Thank you for the lead. It's definitely a help. I mistakenly did something perfect while trying your link. Unfortunately, I can't recreate it.

After I typed out the font, I created a bezier path around the individual letters somehow with a single click. It enabled me to individually skew each letter in many ways as it put an anchor point at every breaking curve of each letter.

Sadly, I spin many plates and wasn't taking notes on what I did to get that oh-so crucial letter warpy thingy to happen. Any idea how I might recreate this?
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