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Hi,

I've searched the PDN forums for all the keywords that make sense to me regarding this topic - alignment, curve, curved, text, margin, etc, etc...

I am not trying to make the text curve around a circle like a ferris wheel or arch across the top of a football, not trying to get text to "follow a path", etc.

I have a circular sticker that will have text in the left hemisphere ONLY from the top of the sticker to the bottom of the sticker. The text needs to run from the left edge of the circle to the center point - this will result in text that looks like it is curved along the left margin i.e. from the top of the sticker to the midpoint, each line starts a little further to the left and then from the midpoint down to the bottom, each line starts a little further to the right.

I can't find any way to do this in paint.net and am wondering if I'm barking up the wrong tree on this one. I don't own Illustrator which, according to all the googling I've been doing seems to be the app to use in this case.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you,

Buck

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You've searched, but next time search harder. There have been many topic created asking this, or something similar. Paint.NET doesn't support paths, but to do what you wish to do there is a work around: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=23138

Also, this topic was created very recently asking literally the same thing: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=29261

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Thanks for the reply but I had already read that topic - that is not what I am trying to do (I noted in my post that what this topic describes is one of the things I specifically am not trying to do - please see 2nd sentence of my original post) - I'm not sure how I can better explain what it is that I DO want to do. The text is INSIDE the semicircle. NOT around the outside of it.

I truly will be amazed if this topic has already been addressed and if it is, I'll want to know what search terms I should have been using because I have been searching for a solid 45 mins.

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They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words...so save your words and try to find a picture as an example.

From the way I read it, it sounds sort of like a campaign button so the text conforms to the circular shape as it goes around...just the way I perceive it...but if you can provide an example image, it would be much more help

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There's no way to do this automatically, sorry. You can type the lines on a new layer and then arrange them manually, but there's no automatic way to do this.

 

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Glad to help. :-) I know how to do it in Illustrator, but that doesn't help you much if you only have Paint.NET. ;-)

 

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Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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