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How can I make a pinch effect?

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Hi guys,

I've looked into this myself, looked to see if I could find a plugin, but clearly I'm an amateur and suck!

I'm trying to make a pinch effect on my text image.

I have this:


But I want to pinch it in the middle so it's kind of a horizontal hourglass. Like this:


Is there a plugin or a few steps someone could explain? I need to change the size once I've 'pinched' it so I'd rather I was told how to do it than someone just did it :-)

Thanks for listening x

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You can use the Liquify plugin, set to Pucker, Pressure 1%.

Make several clicks and/or sweeps in the central region of the text.




Edited by Sarkut
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Try Bulge. See this post: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/21143-what-text-effect-is-this/page__view__findpost__p__348882

Your selection should divide the graphic in half vertically (with a goodly sized margin around the rest of the image). Then apply bulge.

When happy with that half of the effect, invert the selection and repeat bulge of the other half.

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