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Text Filled Shapes?

Dec 29, 2013, 23:45
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Text Filled Shapes?
Hi -
Is it possible to fill a shape with texts or have text follow a cured path?
I tried to find the answer myself but am stuck. I know you can do these things in photoshop and illustrator but am not sure if they can be done in GIMP - thanks!
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Dec 30, 2013, 11:32 (This post was last modified: Dec 30, 2013 11:33 by rich2005.)
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RE: Text Filled Shapes?
Quote:Is it possible to fill a shape with texts...
It certainly is, but probably not the way you want it.

This example: The text layer is masked by a layer mask, but you could just make a selection and cut off the excess. Obviously anything outside the selection is lost.
screenshot. http://i.imgur.com/3cO67qE.jpg

What you probably want is the text to flow into the borders of the shape. It is possible in Gimp with a bit of work editing and spacing the text layer but a much better way is not Gimp but Inkscape, where there is a tool especially for this.
screenshot. http://i.imgur.com/0hH3AJN.jpg

Quote:...or have text follow a curved path
All about it here (and in Gimp 2.8 form)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y59JTjt-nLQ&hd=1

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