October 22nd, 2010

spatz

Shaping Text

I'm having a problem using text. What I want to do is make the text into a diamond shape. I tried using the warp tool, but it ended up rounding the letters, and what I want are straight edges. The design is based on this, if it gives you a better idea of what I'm going for:



This seems like it should be relatively easy to do but I'm at a loss. Someone told me I could create a path in the shape I want, click inside it with the text tool, and the text should fill the shape, but I just couldn't get this to work properly. Does anyone have any suggestions? Sorry if this is unclear.

(I'm using Photoshop CS3.)