Image Processing Reference
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Experiment to see what you can add. The path
where you place your text can have any form, and it
doesn't have to be closed. You can also place your text
on a rolling wave.
Create Path from Text
Here is just a quick example on how to use the Path
from Text feature that is in the Text tool settings. Again
open the bluesky.xcf image and write a short line of
text. In this example, I used “Moore of Murnau”. Then
create a path by clicking on the Path from Text button
in the Text tool settings.
Create a new layer called path from text in the
Layers dialog. It is immediately active. In the Paths
dialog, set the newly created path to visible and active.
Now with the transformation tools (with the tool
settings Transform > Paths ), you can scale, tilt, rotate,
and distort the path. Also, you can reshape individual
letters with the Paths tool in the edit modes Design
and Edit .
Continue as follows: Create a selection, fill the
selection, add a drop shadow, etc. You can follow
the same procedure as with the text along path layer.
However, first I used the Bevel filter ( Filters > Decor >
Add Bevel ), then the Curve Bend filter ( Filters > Distort >
Curve Bend ), and last, the Drop Shadow filter ( Filters >
Light and Shadow > Drop Shadow ).
Figure 3.72
The finished image with the filled text containing a drop shadow
and a 3D effect for the font
Figure 3.73
Path from Text: The selection from the text path was filled after
distorting the path with the Perspective tool and editing individual
letters with the Paths tool in Design and Edit modes. After filling the
selection from the path, I applied filters in the following order: Bevel,
Curve Bend, and Drop Shadow.
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