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text along path

Nov 6, 2012, 07:45
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Rainbow text along path
I am a bit skilled in basic gimp use but need a bit of help i am looking to do text along a path in gimp 2.8 i have watch video after video and nothing helps let me explain i under stand about creating a path making it visible etc but i cant use the add selection tool nor does my text options include the button to text along path i read a post on a video some one mentioned a plugin i tried to find the plugin and could not getting extremely upset please help is there a plugin i need if so where can i dl it and how do i install it if not what i am i doing wrong help Thanks
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Nov 6, 2012, 17:24
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RE: text along path
(Nov 6, 2012 08:22)ofnuts Wrote:  The videos you are looking at are for Gimp 2.6. In 2.8 the "text-laing-path" button has been removed from the Text tool options, but there is still a "Text-along-path" menu entry (right click on the text layer in the layers list: one of the entries with a big A, with "Discard text information" and "Text to path")

If you are talking about my text-along-path plugin(*), you are correct that in Gimp 2.8 it doesn't work from the right-click menu of the Layers list, but you can still use it to layout text against a path by accessing it from the "Path" list (right-click on the path to be used as a guide).

(*) the one at

oh dear God thank you finally a straight forward answer thank you and ur right i noticed they were all 2.6 i was like wtf omg ugh thanks
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