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Creating a Circular Text Path

I'm trying to make text go around an image using a path, but not having much luck. Any suggestions?

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I would also like to know this..it is probably that I am over looking something I have gimp vers.2.4.1 installed on windows if that helps. I would like to learn how to make it along any path not necessarily circular. I found this website by a google search for the same thing. ninja edit: I upgraded to the latest vers.2.4.4 and I Got the text to rap but I can not edit the text??

If it is just: 1. make a circular selection 2. select - to path (very bottom) 3. type your text then while its selected press text along path (in tool options) 4. go to the paths dialog and right click the selection that appears to be words in a circle and select path to selection

I figured that part yesterday...every since I got the new version the 2.4.4 I get this message and it shuts down....OK for example I am writing some text and when I close the text editor it freezes then closes. C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\2577_appcompat.txt THIS IS WHAT IT SAYS THAT IT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE ERROR REPORT SENT TO MICROSOFT OR WHERE EVER IT GOES. This is pissing me off!!

Hi, What you said works great. But now I'd like to do something a little bit different, ie I'd like that the text on the half bottom part not to be upside down and right to left. So basically I add first half of my text on the half top part (that works), but then I justs can't draw the half bottom part right... Any idea on how to do it? RizThon

Hi, I found how to do it...actually there's a script fu (at least in gimp 2.4) called Text circle in the logo scripts... But still, I'd like to know how I could do it manually, as it could be useful for other use... Thanks, RizThon

The problem with this method (without use text-circle plugin) using routes is that the route is traced in the direction of the clock needles. Then the text follow this route and the txt in the botton of the circle cannot be read rightly The way to write opposite clock needles is to trace the route in this direction. For to do this I'm using by the following way: 1. Tracing a circle selection 2. Trace a route along the half botton of the circle selection in the direction opposite the clock needles. You can do it using a lot of points or using only 4 poins and berzier transform of the points 3. After this you can convert text to route. Sorry for my difficult english. dr7tbien

This method will make me obsessive, because dont work correctly. I made it but my font was deforme when i put text in to path. But old text circle filter dont. Please give us a solution.

How deformed ?
Maybe something that may be corrected increasing the space between letters ?

You probably have your text size exceeding the path length, which will cause text to deform. Try either, stretching out the path a little bit at a time using the Path tool, or reducing the size of the font until it fits nicely.

In either case, you will need to make adjustments if you want your font to be larger than it is by increasing the size of the circle (if its text in a circular path) or making the path longer, if its open-ended (not a circle).

Hi, I found how to do it...actually there's a script fu (at least in gimp 2.4) called Text circle in the logo scripts... But still, I'd like to know how I could do it manually, as it could be useful for other use... Thanks, RizThon

I've tried to use this script with gimp 2.6 and it doesn't work. Then I must to use 2.4 on windows. Also I've tryed to search it by the author of the script Shuji Narazaki. IMPOSSIBLE!!! The way to make this effect with routes is long, specially if you like to put the text down the circle.
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