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Is it possible to create text along a curved path in Photoshop 6.0 (Windows)?

Aug 29, 2013 2:10 PM

Hi,

I am new to Photoshop and yes ... I am using a very old version of Photoshop (i.e. Photoshop 6.0).

I wanted to know :

If it is possible to create text along a curved path in Photoshop 6.0 (Windows)? If so, how?

Note that I do not want to create wraped text (using Arc etc.).

 

Specifically, I want to type text along the lower half of a circular image.

 

I checked various blogs that show how to do that for more recent versions (or MAC version) of Photoshop.

I am using Windows version.

Thanks ... I appreciate all the help!

 
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Aug 29, 2013 2:25 PM   in reply to 1207RP

    Looks like you are out of luck.  Type on a Path came in with CS (Photoshop 8)

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Photoshop_version_history

     

    I doubt anyone here will be able to test with such an old version, but things that come to mind are creating each letter on its own text layer, and using Free Transform to rotate and position.  Anything else is going to produce nasty ugly results - unless someone else here has a better idea.

     
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    Aug 29, 2013 3:07 PM   in reply to 1207RP

    Could you post an example of the image?

     

    It might help us think of a way to do it in photoshop 6.

     

    Of the filters in photoshop 6, you might try Filter>Distort>Shear, Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates

    or Image>Liquify

     
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    Aug 31, 2013 2:51 AM   in reply to 1207RP

    After seeing your image, you should be able to do the same thing by using Warp Text>Arc, then

    duplicating your text layer and using Layer>Type>Convert to Shape so you move twist or move the letters as paths.

     

     

     

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    Untitled-10.png

     

     

     

     

     

    Layer>Type>Convert to Shape

     

    Untitled-8.png

     

     

    If you look in the Photoshop 6 Help (Help>Contents)

    there is a lot about path editing under Drawing and Editing>Editing Paths(Photoshop) under

    Related subtopics

     

     

     

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