5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 10, 2015 11:19 AM by Peter Papesch RSS

    Problem creating type on a path

    JonaTec1 Community Member

      Hi, Photoshop CS5 newbie


      I am trying to type along a path but every time the text stops at the point in the attached screen shot, looks like a cross inside a small circle. Where am I going wrong please ?





        • 1. Re: Problem creating type on a path
          Mandhir Bhatia Adobe Employee

          Hi Jona,


          The empty circle is the end point of the path till where you can type on a path.  However the circle with the cross indicates that there is some text hidden on the path after the end points.


          According to the screenshot you have there are two paths selected first from cross to emptly circle and second which has circle filled with cross bearing some text which is not visible.


          Try creating a simple path with pen tool and use the text on path tool on it and it should work fine.




          • 2. Re: Problem creating type on a path
            c.pfaffenbichler Community Member

            I assume the test is set to »Right align text«; with the Text Layer active can you command-drag (the text cursor should get a small black triangle to the left) the point to the right?


            • 3. Re: Problem creating type on a path

              I have this exact issue.  The circle with the x comes up every time.  I've tried every variation of text and alignment with no luck.  I've tried this on two different machines. 

              • 4. Re: Problem creating type on a path
                KayBeeGee Community Member

                I have this issue, and I don't understand anything anyone has said as far as solutions - please write out a solution in easy-to-understand English language, thank you.  You'd think this would be easy to do, but not with Photoshop. I swear I swear at Adobe every damn day of my life because nothing is ever easy. The simplest freaking thing to do in every other application is a day-long tutorial in the land of  Adobe.

                • 5. Re: Problem creating type on a path
                  Peter Papesch

                  I agree with KayBeeGee - for example: "You can enter type that flows along the edge of a work path created by a pen or a shape tool." (from the downloadable handbook) - no indication of how to create a work path! I've tried using the pen, I've tried creating a circle, etc. ... no matter what Type tool I select, it doesn't insert along the "path" I've created.


                  So how does one create a path? Which tool(s)?


                  And why does the Type tool, when selected, and one draws down on the Type>Create Work Path or Type>Convert to Shape accomplish nothing?


                  Bottom line: if anybody can tell me how to create a circular path, or a path along on oval, and then to type along such a path, I would appreciate the help!