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Help with Paths?

Sep 27, 2011, 03:27 (This post was last modified: Sep 27, 2011 04:46 by Dennycrumbubble.)
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Help with Paths?
Ok so I have this text I'm trying to fit to both of the two visible lines here (which also have paths). I'm trying to get sort of a funnel effect I guess? If I could explain it a different way, I guess I would say, I want the top half of the text to follow the top path/curve, and the bottom half of the text to follow the bottom path/curve. Anybody know how I would go about doing this?

EDIT: So I've found a distortion script called Curve Bend, and it seems promising, but I can't seem to manipulate the curves to fit perfectly in the image. Any suggestions?

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Sep 27, 2011, 06:40 (This post was last modified: Sep 27, 2011 06:41 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Help with Paths?
The closest I have in store is this:
- define path using the text tool
- transform path using the Perspective tool (in "transform path" mode, obviously)
- define a new path which is half way between your two "limits" paths
- bend your path using my secret path-along-path bender script

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Sep 27, 2011, 09:03
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RE: Help with Paths?
Sometimes you have to try something in combination with gimp. I remember in win3.1 (maybe95) days a little application that only did font effects.

Obviously Inkscape comes to mind but often overlooked are the 'office' applications M$, Open & Libre and in the LO drawing part is 'fontworks' for font effects.

Easy to use, not much of a learning curve and it will export to a pdf for gimp to use. A bit of tweaking in Gimp and in a couple of minutes you can get something reasonable.

A very quick example. http://i.imgur.com/gl2aZ.jpg

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