Computer Tricks: Type on a Curve
Type on a Curve
Are you ready to add an eye-catching detail to your pages? Try typing in curves and swirls! Depending on the font you choose, curving type can either be fun and playful, or eye-catchingly romantic. You can achieve this effect in Photoshop Elements by downloading "text paths" created in the full version of Photoshop and replacing the text with your own words. It's easy and fun, and I'll show you how to do it!
B-day Bot by Jessica Sprague. Supplies Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0; Printer: Epson R1900; Photo paper: Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss; Patterned paper: BasicGrey (yellow), Fancy Pants Designs (black and stripe) and Earth Wind and Sky Paper Set by Michelle Coleman; Chipboard: Fancy Pants Designs (star), Heidi Swapp for Advantus (letters) and KI Memories (tag); Button: KI Memories; Font: 2Peas Stop Sign; Adhesive: Mono Adhesive, Tombow.
Curving type can add a fun, playful flair to any page. For this layout, I paired my set of five text paths with a chunky, fun font and placed my journaling on a blue background before printing it. The result is a great focal element that resembles party streamers. Love it!
For more looks with this technique, check out the "Computer Tricks" article in the October 2009 issue of Creating Keepsakes.
Download these free text paths now and start playing with curved text today.
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