I am completely new with GIMP 2.8 - in fact, I am completely new to GIMP.
I formerly used Photoshop 7.0 - it has been a couple of years since I had a copy.
I would like to know if there is a plug-in or a file that can be used to warp text to a preset warp, such as in Photoshop, or if it must be done through paths, which I've not used that much.
All feedback is most welcome.
Blessings - Bill
Thank you all for your answers.
It looks like it will come down to my spending enough time to learn the application, and to learn paths better than I formerly did. I never did really like vector graphics, but if that is what it takes, I suppose that once I have the time to spend on it, that will be that. The learning curve is a bit more steep than I thought it would be.
It seems text can be warped with the Cage Transform, but I need to learn how to keep the shape - how to complete the rendering. There seem a couple of other possibilities as well.
Thanks again, and God bless. - Bill
There is no text-warping plugin using presets in GIMP that I know of.
IWarp is a good tool to warp text but no loading or saving presets feature. Filters/Distorts/iWarp
see some examples here http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t448/proximaTori/WaprText.jpg
Just seen the post where someone has a problem with the sg-warp-text script & Gimp 2.8
No such problem here, A screenshot http://i.imgur.com/57lNf.jpg
It does take a long time to render so be patient.
Also shows the *right-click* context menu for the paths dialog.
Depends what you mean by warping.
You are probably correct thinking along the paths route.
You can create & save a path as an svg file & import back into another image.