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Text to path while keeping letters vertical

Feb 4, 2014, 13:27
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Text to path while keeping letters vertical
In the example, the red text is along the path (dotted red line). Normally the letters would slant too, but is there a way to keep them vertically oriented while doing text-to-path?

Thanks in advance!

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Feb 4, 2014, 15:00 (This post was last modified: Feb 4, 2014 15:04 by rich2005.)
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RE: Text to path while keeping letters vertical
(Feb 4, 2014 13:27)samcha Wrote:  In the example, the red text is along the path (dotted red line). Normally the letters would slant too, but is there a way to keep them vertically oriented while doing text-to-path?

Thanks in advance!

samcha

You can use Ofnuts text-along path plug-in see:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-pat...s/scripts/

the 6th one down.

Not quite as convenient as the Gimp 2.8 text along path. You can not 'tweak' the text (mix fonts and sizes..). The plug-in requires the text and font and size entered in the dialog but it works very well.

The file goes in your .\gimp-2.8\plug-ins folder

looks like this in use
[Image: ySSZViP.jpg]

sorry it is a jumble, tried to get all-in-one. The black and red are conventional Gimp. Cyan is Ofnuts plug-in.

The left is your paths dialog. Right click and at the bottom select the 'text along path'

On the right is the plugin dialog. you need to enter the details and select keep upright.

Other than that same as Gimp, you get a new path. Path to selection and fill with colour or gradient or...

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Feb 4, 2014, 16:23 (This post was last modified: Feb 4, 2014 16:27 by rich2005.)
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RE: Text to path while keeping letters vertical
(Feb 4, 2014 16:01)ofnuts Wrote:  ..snip..
Hmm. Given your screenshot, 1) you edited the script and 2) you editor doesn't know about UTF-8. With the original scripts the "tilt wiggle" label is a bit different:

err..the only thing edited is the file name. I prefix all your plug-ins with 'of_' so they are grouped together (much like saulegoodes are sg_ )

otherwise straight from sourceforge, albeit some time ago Smile

UTF-8 could be that I have an archive of plugins and when I want one I pull it out using Krusader.

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Feb 4, 2014, 17:15
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RE: Text to path while keeping letters vertical
Yep, slight difference in filesize. So something scrambled, sometime.

For info here is a screenshot of the diff.

[Image: YSDIb7M.jpg]

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Feb 5, 2014, 17:56
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RE: Text to path while keeping letters vertical
Thanks all, this is insanely useful.
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