Selecting rotated text (and other objects)
Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:01 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:32 AM
Or use Rotate Text plugin find it in dpy's pack: http://forums.getpai...showtopic=16643 , also for best result, use the plugin on a new layer.
BTW, above is correct if you are creating the map yourself with everything including the text, but if you are using an existing map with text, then just select the text with any selection tool, and copy it and paste it on a new layer, then rotate it with right mouse and finaly erase the unwanted parts.
Hope this helps, but if the case is not above, then some details would be helpful to answer your question.
EDIT: thanks Rick you were faster
Edited by yellowman, 07 May 2012 - 05:36 AM.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:58 PM
Well, I'm outta here. My map is completed, and I couldn't have done it with Microsoft Paint. Thanks a lot for Paint.net, and for all the help! I'll make a contribution, if I can find out how to pay by check.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:48 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:11 PM
However, after the object in question has been bitmapped into the picture, it can be devilishly hard to go back and select some parts of it, especially, for example, slanted text that sits within a few pixels of a line or some other object. The lasso tool is not quite up to this task. My original idea was to implement some form of rotation for the selection tool itself, so as to match a selection rectangle to some rotated part of the picture.
If you place your text on it's own layer then you can select it easily. That's why we recommend that text always goes on it's own layer. If you're rendering text directly to the map layer then you're going to have this problem endlessly.
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