Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Typing text on a path, part of GIMP Essential Training (2012).
When I first started using GIMP, one of the things that was a glaring omission, in my opinion,…was the fact that there was no type on a path tool.…And so when you're talking about typography, being able to flow text along a path, or something…that you draw is very important.…Whether that's something that's, like, circular, or a curve, or whatever it might be, text on…a path is an essential part of any design application,…so when I got to studying GIMP, I was very confused at the fact that they didn't have a…text on a path tool.…As I continued to do my research, I realized there is a way to do it, although it's a bit…of a hack, and you really have to pay attention to what you're doing in order to get it to work.…
And so that's what I am going to be talking about in this movie: how to flow text along a path.…You have to know two things when you're dealing with this.…You have to first know how to draw a path,…so if you don't know about that, go back and watch some of the movies that I have on creating paths.…
- What is GIMP?
- Performing nondestructive edits with layers
- Exploring blend modes
- Adjusting transparency
- Making selections
- Creating layer masks
- Adjusting color and contrast with Curves, Levels, and other auto adjustments
- Sharpening images
- Using patterns and gradients in your images
- Fixing image flaws
- Enhancing photos with filters
- Automating your workflow
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 09/04/2014. What changed?
A: We added a movie that explains why you can't achieve some of the effects shown in these tutorials in the Windows version of GIMP. This is due to the fact some plugins have been removed since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
Q: I don't have access to some of the tools and can't create some of effects shown in this course. What's wrong?
A: Unfortunately, some plugins have been removed from the Windows version of GIMP since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
Learning Photoshop for Design (2011)with Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started
2. Working with Layers
3. Creating Selections and Masks
4. Manipulating Images
5. Working with Paths
6. Working with Text
7. Using the Paint Tools
8. Fixing Image Flaws
9. Exploring the Filters
10. Automating Tasks
Using the batch processor5m 15s
11. Printing and Saving Images
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