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How to make a text as layer?

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Hi again :)

 

It's possible to create text as layers with some kind of plugin?

So I can use rotate, resize and object alignment (which is very useful) also with them.

(A bit like shape tool behave).

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No. There's that plugin for text, but it's not the same level. And then, there's the default text tool. My question is that if we're talking about utilizing vectors or just simply manipulating a rasterized layer. If it about manipulating vectors, then one would have to redirect you to another software that actually supports text vector layers. If it about using a rasterized layer, well, you can create new layer, use the default text tool or that plugin, and then use rectangle select, then click blue arrow to do transform. Alignment probably isn't possible. If it vectors, then you would need to use another software like Krita, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign, Inkscape, Scribus, Affinity Photo/Designer, Inkscape... Cheapest and best option for text layer support is clearly Inkscape and Scribus.

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2 minutes ago, Reptillian said:

if we're talking about utilizing vectors or just simply manipulating a rasterized layer.

 

Well, I'm used to manipulate text as vector... but if it's possible to achieve a similar behaviour as rasterized layer/object still could be fine.

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2 minutes ago, Hadden said:

 

Well, I'm used to manipulate text as vector... but if it's possible to achieve a similar behaviour as rasterized layer/object still could be fine.

You will never have the same precision as vectors (not even close no matter the resolution), but you can use rectangle select and then blue arrow after you create your text.

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1 hour ago, Hadden said:

Hi again :)

 

It's possible to create text as layers with some kind of plugin?

So I can use rotate, resize and object alignment (which is very useful) also with them.

(A bit like shape tool behave).

I may be missing a something, but why not just put your text on a transparent layer?

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Here are links from the Plugin Index that relate to text manipulation.
You can install the ones that interest you and apply them on your dedicated text layer.

 

Base 64 filetype 14 Jul 2013null54
Loads and saves Base64 encoded images. Only BMP and PNG format images can be saved. The format of the text file is UTF8.
FiletypeActiveUntestedN/ABase64FileType.dll
Quickly and easily make internet memes by overlayng text with the correct styling. Separate DLL available (3.5.11) or found in BoltBait's plugin pack (4.0.6+)See also: #113220
EffectActive3.5.x, 4.0xEffects > PhotoMemeMaker.dll
Buttons 11 Feb 2009MadJik
Create beautiful colored buttons with or without text & symbols. Now with border width & text AA. Found in Magical Plugins Megapack.See also: #7186
EffectActive3.5.x, 4.0xEffects > RenderBoutons.dll
Saves the image as a text file containing the pixel RGBA information in numeric format. Found in EER's Plugin Pack.See also: #110145
FiletypeActive4.0+N/ACSVFiletype.dll
Circle Text 28 Sep 2009dpy
Writes text into a circle, or on an angle. Found in dpy's PackSee also: #16643
EffectActive3.5.x, 4.0xEffects > Text FormationsCircleText.dll
Circular Text 07 Sep 2018xod
Render text as if it was printed in a circle of constant radius.
EffectActive4.1+Effects > Text FormationsCircularText.dll
Dpy's Pack 26 Oct 2009dpy
Effects: Black and Alpha+, Color Balance+, Multi-Threshold, Rotate_Zoom+, Perspective Effect, AA's Assistant, Metallize, Text+, Circle Text, Rotate Text, Spiral Text & Wave Text, Speech Bubble, 1px Expansion, Alpha to 0, Alpha to 255
Plugin PackActive3.5.10N/AN/A
Note: Beta. Alternative text-tool that includes editable text. Works by using Steganography to store the details of the text in the text layer. Formerly: Re-Editable Text (BETA). Found in Simon Brown's Plugin Pack.See also: #15218
EffectActive3.5.x, 4.0xEffects > ToolsEditableText.dll & EditableText.pdb
ImageInText 22 Oct 2017xod
Creates text mask using the source layer as the text fill, alternatively creates transparent text within the source layer
EffectActive4.0.19+Effects > Text FormationsImageInText.dll
MyCreaLogo 16 Feb 2017roro69
NB: French language plugin. Creates wordart syle text transformations. Many options.
EffectActive4.0.13+Effects > CreaTexteRogers.dll
Renders text to the active layer with options to outline and gradient fill the text.
EffectActive4.0.21+Effects > Text FormationsOutlinedGradientText.dll
Rotate Text 26 Oct 2009dpy
Write text to the canvas at an angle. The dll named RotateTextSUI.dll is enhanced for larger displays. Found in dpy's PackSee also: #16643
EffectActive3.5.x, 4.0xEffects > Text FormationsRotateText.dll or RotateTextSUI.dll
Spaced Text 08 Mar 2017simmetric
Text rendering plugin which supports kerning & line spacing as well as a slew of basic word processing effects. Does not support OTF fonts. Jusitify option added 4 Aug 2017.
EffectActive4.0.12+Effects > Text FormationsSpacedTextPlugin.dll & SpacedTextPlugin.pdb
Speech Bubble 21 Mar 2010dpy
Write speech bubbles and text directly to the canvas. Found in dpy's PackSee also: #16643
EffectActive3.5.x, 4.0xEffects > Text FormationsSpeechBubble.dll
Spiral Text ver 1.2 10 Oct 2009dpy
Writes text on a spiral. Found in dpy's PackSee also: #16643
EffectActive3.5.x, 4.0xEffects > Text FormationsSpiralText.dll
Creates monolithic (slab-like) text using an installed font as a base. Think word-art for paint.net. Many options include a range of color options, lighting, pitch, yaw and roll, size, zoom, etc… Bug fix release for PDN 4.1.x by toe_head2001
EffectActive4.0.8+Effects > Text FormationsTRsMonolithic.dll
Impressive Word Art package for paint.net. Registration is required to remove watermark protection.
EffectActive3.5.10Effects >TextPro.dll
Encodes hidden text within an image. The plugin is also needed to view the text. Note: Beta status.
EffectActiveUntestedEffects > SteganographyTextSteganography.dll
Renders a string of text to the layer or selection. String can be repeated, offset & a specific font specified. For PDN 3.5 version see post #21 in the thread.
EffectActive3.5.x, 4.0xEffects > Text FormationsTextWindow.dll
Text+ 21 Aug 2012dpy
Render text specifying line spacing, location, direction, color and font pitch. Useful for when you need precise placement of text.
EffectActive3.5.x, 4.0xEffects > Text FormationsTextplus.dll
Wave Text v1.0 25 Oct 2009dpy
Writes a string of text along a sine curve. The dll named WaveTextSUI.dll is enhanced for larger displays. Found in dpy's PackSee also: #16643
EffectActive3.5.x, 4.0xEffects > Text FormationsWaveText.dll or WaveTextSUI.dll
XY Coords 03 Aug 2007MadJik
Creates a grid with the text giving the position of the cell in this grid with X,Y coords. Useful to understand the transformation done by other distort effects. Found in Magical Plugins Megapack.See also: #7186
EffectActive3.5.x, 4.0xEffects > RenderXYCoords.dll
Adjustments: SubLCD. Effects: Gaussian Blur (Clamped), Screen Pixel, Blur Fill, Inset Box Shadow, Barcode, Bulletin Board Trim,Coordinate Plane Points, Gingham, Isometric Cuboid, Jigsaw Puzzle, Pie Chart, Postage Stamp, Ruler, Spoked Wheel, Tartan, Tattersall, Two-point Perspective, Radius Corners & Text Window. Available as stand-alone dll's or can be installed with custom exe installer.
Plugin PackActive4.0.10+N/AN/A

 

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@Hadden

Using a vector graphics app for text effect generation is great, but remember once the text is imported into Paint.NET it will become rasterized (converted to pixelized images). Inkscape is the king of free vector graphics apps. (it is also great at vectorizing raster images and that is what I use it for the most.)

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