2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 25, 2013 3:56 PM by DrStrik9

    Faking text wrap

    graph22 Level 1

      Hi,

       

      The attached is a jpeg of an InDesign file. I have the image of the guy that has text wrap around him and would like fake that in Photoshop. Is that possible? If so, how?

       

      Thanks.

       

      lb_app_screen3.jpg

        • 1. Re: Faking text wrap
          conroy Level 5

          Photoshop can use a closed path as a container for text.

           

          Use the Rectangle Tool (U) to create a path like this:

           

          Screen-shot-2013-02-25-at-23.40.24.png

           

           

          When the Type Tool is clicked inside the region enclosed by the path, type will be contained like this:

           

          Screen-shot-2013-02-25-at-23.40.58.png

           

           

          Here's the result:

           

          Screen-shot-2013-02-25-at-23.42.59.png

          • 2. Re: Faking text wrap
            DrStrik9 Level 4

            I never tried to do this before, but got it to work, sort of ... in a weird way. (I always do text wrap that needs to go into Photoshop in Illustrator, and copy/paste it into Photoshop.)

             

            Here's what I did in Photoshop: I made a path, for enclosing the type (L-shaped like your design). With the path still active, I clicked inside it with the type tool (on the layer, not the paths palette), and typed away. To my surprise, the type did actually fit inside the path.