BOTTOM CURVE TEXT
Paint Shop Pro Tutorials by Karen
It took me simply ages to learn how to curve text, and then I couldn`t get it to curve at the bottom of a graphic. I have recently been introduced to a tutorial on how to do this, but have accidentally found an even quicker and easier way to do it when trying to make a logo without referring to the tutorial!!!
Open the image you want to add text to or start a new one if this is what you want to do.
Go layers / new raster layer and set as fig 1.
Click your preset shapes tool, then right click and select tool options and set as fig 2
Set your styles pallete with stroke solid colour, and choose a colour that will
show up well on your graphic (black in my case) and set the fill to null.
Now making sure you still have the preset shapes in use,drag your mouse pointer over your graphic to draw an elipse to your desired size. If you need to relocate it, place the mouse pointer in the centre, hold it down and drag the elipse into place (fig 3)
Now hold the mouse pointer on the top centre notch and drag the elipse down
and past the bottom ( as if trying to turn it inside out!) (fig 4)
If you run out of room (fig 5)just use what is now the top centre notch and drag the elipse side upwards to reopen the elipse then reposition as before if needed (fig 6)
Now click on your text tool then hover the mouse pointer over your elipse
until you see an "A" with a curve under it (fig 7)
Click to open the text tool, set your font, size, colour etc write your text and click ok.
Your text will appear at the top of your elipse but will be the wrong way round... (fig 8)
Now go image / flip / image / mirror and it will right itself.
Use the mouse to drag it into the desired position then go selections / select none, say "yes" to the popup, the text will now be moved to your spare layer, you can now hit delete to get rid of the elipse. Use the mover tool if you need to finalise the text position,
add any effects, bevels, fills, shadows etc if you want them then go layers / merge / merge visible. ... Thats It!!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial which was written for psp v 7 but should adapt for other versions.
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