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Text along path help

Aug 12, 2014, 00:10
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Text along path help
I am trying to create a text along along a photo of my nail as a watermark when I post nail polish swatches on my blog. I create the path exactly where I want it, but when I apply the text, it's always way out further than the path I created. Why doesn't the text actually follow the path I chose, and is there anyway to fix this?
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Aug 12, 2014, 00:27 (This post was last modified: Aug 12, 2014 00:30 by fluffybunny2.)
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RE: Text along path help
Could you post some images showing the issue?

Are you using the standard Gimp 'Text Along Path' (accessible via Right clicking the Text layer) or are you using Ofnut's text-along-path-0.4.py? (accessible via Right clicking the path in the Paths dialog under Tools)

Ofnut's version is more comprehensive and usually produces much better results.
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Aug 12, 2014, 00:50
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RE: Text along path help
do i need to download Ofnut's version? Sorry I am fairly new to gimp.
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Aug 12, 2014, 00:57
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RE: Text along path help
(Aug 12, 2014 00:50)sturner84 Wrote:  do i need to download Ofnut's version? Sorry I am fairly new to gimp.
If when you Right Click a path in the Paths Dialog (Windows->Dockable Dialogs->Paths) you see a menu with Tools->Text Along Path, it is already installed and ready to use.
If not, click on the link in my last post to download it.
Installation instructions depending on your OS can be found here. Then restart Gimp. Now you should see it as described above.
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Aug 12, 2014, 00:59
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RE: Text along path help
Here is the path I want along my ring finger nail
[Image: nv3bpd.jpg]
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Aug 12, 2014, 01:00
Post: #6
RE: Text along path help
this is where the text ends up. I want it setting right against the path. Thanks I will check to see if I already have it installed.
[Image: 2vv58xy.jpg]
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Aug 12, 2014, 01:00 (This post was last modified: Aug 12, 2014 01:02 by fluffybunny2.)
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RE: Text along path help
(Aug 12, 2014 00:59)sturner84 Wrote:  Here is the path I want along my ring finger nail
[Image: nv3bpd.jpg]
Ok, I see it is above the path... try Ofnut's script, it gives you more options regarding letter placements etc
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Aug 12, 2014, 01:03
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RE: Text along path help
thank you,downloaded it now just got to figure out how to install it LOL...ill get it. Smile
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Aug 12, 2014, 01:06
Post: #9
RE: Text along path help
(Aug 12, 2014 01:03)sturner84 Wrote:  thank you,downloaded it now just got to figure out how to install it LOL...ill get it. Smile
Depending on your OS, just follow the steps on the link I gave above, then restart Gimp. That should do it. Note on MAC OS and Linux, you need to set the Executable bit as well.
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Aug 12, 2014, 01:10
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RE: Text along path help
Just can't find the darn plug in folder
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Aug 12, 2014, 01:18
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RE: Text along path help
(Aug 12, 2014 01:10)sturner84 Wrote:  Just can't find the darn plug in folder
Which Operating System?
folder names starting with '.' are treated as 'hidden' files in Linux and Mac OS, if so in your file browser, you will have to enable showing of hidden files. Smile
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Aug 12, 2014, 01:20
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RE: Text along path help
ohh let me try that.
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Aug 12, 2014, 01:22
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RE: Text along path help
Don't forget the 'executable' bit needs to be set too.
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Aug 12, 2014, 01:33
Post: #14
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sigh i give up for tonight. I can't figure out how to see my hidden files and I can't figure out how to do the executable thing. I think after I sleep I'll be refreshed and can figure it out. thank you so much!!
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Aug 12, 2014, 01:43
Post: #15
RE: Text along path help
update found the folder and put the plug in in the folder, but nothing is happening in gimp. lol
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