February 2nd, 2004

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Text following image path in PS6 or 7

I was wondering how you would go about making your text follow the path of an image like in this icon:

Icon by rouk

I was told to create a path and then make your text follow the path, but I have no idea how to do either of those things. I use Photoshop 6 and 7.

Thanks in advance!
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Text on Path - PSP 7

[This is written for PSP 7, but it's probably pretty much the same in PS and PSP 8]

01. Obviously, choose a picture... I took this one.

02. Create the path you want the text to follow. To create the path, I use the line tool [] on the 'point to point' mood. Make sure 'Create as vector' is checked!

03. So now that the path is created, my image looks like this. Create a new raster layer on top of it, and make sure that one is checked.

04. Click on the the text tool, and more it across the path you created, until it turns to an A with a rounded line underneath it. Click, write the text you want to show on the picture, and set the text to floating. Click on OK.

05. Last step - Go to the selections menu, and choose Select None. Then go into the layer palette, delete the Vector layer the path is on, and you're done!

Hope that helps you guys, and let me know if it's not working :)

ETA: If you want to create a 'wavy' text, do the same, expect you should use the 'Bezier Curve' mood instead of 'point to point'.

Adding a new picture

So I just started to make icons, and I'm using Adobe ImageReady through Photoshop 6.0. I'm wondering how to add different pictures. Such as, I have a picture of one person, and then it goes to person two, then person three, than back to person one. Any help would be much appreciated.
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