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Text Along A Curve Plugin?

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I need to create text along a curve.  Is there a plugin for that?


I will have a graphic in a circular shape and need text at the top


and bottom to be curved to follow the circular graphic.


 


Thanks,


 


Ray

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Yes it does.

Use the plugin twice, once for the top text and once for the bottom text. Better to have each on its own layer.

For the bottom layer, deselect (un-tick) the "clockwise" option (just above the radius slider).  

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I know this thread is old, and I have the "updated" version of this tool.

But I need a much more "simple" tool.

I just want a slightly curved line on which I can add text - which will follow the line.

 

I don't know the terminology that Paint uses, but I've always known that as "Line Text", or "Curve Text". But everything in Paint (when I searched extensively) comes back to the Circle tool.

 

The closest that comes to this is the "Circle" tool. But that's way too sharp an angle. I don't need a full circle.

I've gone through the extensive list of tools I've installed, but there is nothing to create a line and have text then follow that line.

 

Am I missing another plugin?

 

I can use the Circle tool if the text is short. But I have long text. When you go through all the adjustments, it just looks really bad and ends up all over the image where I'm trying to add text.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Thanks.

 

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I think that you are talking about Text Along A Path.
(This maybe a plugin that is closest to what you want: 
https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/16634-wave-text-ver10-release/)

Here is a listing of the Text Formation Plugins as of today:

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
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
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
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
 
Edited by HyReZ

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