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#1 Blasphemer

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:22 PM

So, i'm making Metallica bootleg covers for MetCoverart.com but I cant figure out how to align the text like f.eg in Word. When you get the text perfectly aligned per line.

I've tried using the normally appropiate button, but that does nothing. And I've tried the Align Object plugin without any good results.

Any ideas or know-hows?

Thanks.

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#2 Ego Eram Reputo

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 02:29 AM

It's called Kerning, and it's not available in PDN (yet).

There is a beta release plugin: here. If that doesn't do it for you, you'll have to use a manual method:

1. Type your text on an otherwise blank layer.

2. Use the rectange select tool :RectangleSelectTool: to select the letters individually and then hit M on the keyboard to switch to the move tool :MoveTool:.

3. Reposition the letters with the mouse or arrow keys.
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#3 Blasphemer

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 09:21 AM

It's called Kerning, and it's not available in PDN (yet).

There is a beta release plugin: here. If that doesn't do it for you, you'll have to use a manual method:

1. Type your text on an otherwise blank layer.

2. Use the rectange select tool :RectangleSelectTool: to select the letters individually and then hit M on the keyboard to switch to the move tool :MoveTool:.

3. Reposition the letters with the mouse or arrow keys.


Thank you, Ive done that. Aligning myself with the arrow keys, but hell...Thats a lot of work and takes time I dont have.
Thanks for the tip, gonna try that plugin.
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#4 Sarkut

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:42 AM

Another possibility that may (or might not) work, is to do the text in MS Word.

Then make a screenshot of the page.

Import the screenshot and crop it.

Turn the white to alpha using the Grim Color Reaper plugin effect.
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#5 csm725

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 03:13 PM

When you copy text from MS Word 2007+ (for sure 2010) into a graphics program it displays the result as an image. Then use Grim Color Reaper and AA's Assistant (or Feather).
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#6 Blasphemer

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 05:08 PM

There should really be a plugin that does that.
Thanks for your input guys!
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#7 Lance McKnight

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:08 PM

If you have not done so, you could down load Simon Brown's Re-editable text plug-in. It does have the ability to move the text around. If you really need to be able to align it, here's a trick you could do. Draw a line on its own layer (do it vertically), count the number of characters (including the spaces!), and divide it by two. With the calculated number, move the text layer roughly to close to the line by the numbers you divided.
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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:30 AM

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