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Image made from text

Jul 10, 2013, 13:25
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Image made from text
Hi All-

I need some more help..... I am trying to make an image from using words- I have an image and I want to make it using just words.....so it's an image of an object but made with words (think of a photo mosaic, but with words.) I am not sure how to do this. I searched online, but all I was able to find were tutes on adding text to an image. What I want is the image to be made out of text. I hope I've made myself clear. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
TIA
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Jul 10, 2013, 19:18
Post: #2
RE: Image made from text
Yes...that's exactly what I am trying to do. Thank you for the reply.

Another question...how do I get it to take the shape of the object? I have an image from the net that I'd like to use. I am designing a logo and I want it to be a logo of a gun made up of the Second Amendment. I can't figure out how to get the text into the logo and then delete the image but not the text.

TIA for any help.
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Jul 11, 2013, 06:24
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RE: Image made from text
If you need something like this: http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/...-Flow.html then you're probably better off with Inkscape.
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Jul 11, 2013, 08:49
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RE: Image made from text
If you want the text wrapped into the shape, then Grue's suggestion of Inkscape is the easiest method & the way I would go.
It is possible in Gimp with a degree of fiddling. Adding extra spaces and line breaks to get the text in the correct place. Then a layer mask of the shape you want.
In this example, just a layer of text and a cut-out for the layer mask, no fiddling with the text.
[Image: CJLQhEJ.jpg]

Another more image-destructive way is to use the shape to make a selection, then just cut out the unwanted areas.
[Image: UpaMVHA.jpg]

The random placement of words comes from a plugin
http://www.bytes-and-pixels.com/dl/bp_word_art_1.2.zip you might be interested in for other work.

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