Text on a slight curve.

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Text on a slight curve.

Postby Fuerza » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:18 am

I want to make the words "alimentos frescos" to follow the curve of the darkest black line (outside of center red banner). Every time I select the red banner, then hold down the shift and click on the words "alimentos frescos" and then do Text > Put on Path it sends the text to the bottom of the red banner and gives me the inverse curve of what I really want. I need the curve arc to match the top of the red banner not the bottom. Help from those that know Inkscape better than me is needed and greatly appreciated.

(Hey, how do I stick a copy of the image in here so you guys can see what I am refering to??)
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Re: Text on a slight curve.

Postby ryanlerch » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:57 am

i think i know what your problem is, but im not to sure without having your file in front of me, but anyhoo...

i think that you are applying your text to the path of the whole banner, and when you do this, it starts from the first node, which it seems is at the bottom of the banner.

here is how i would get around this:

1. Is My "Banner"
2. I dupilcated the banner split the path and removed all the other nodes, so i was left with a curve...
3. I put my text on the path (my curve)
4. i made the curve transparent
5. i lined up the banner and the curved text where i wanted it...

hope this helps :)

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Re: Text on a slight curve.

Postby ryanlerch » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:05 pm

this is from here: http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7

microUgly wrote:There are plenty of websites that will host your images at no charge. Here's a few I'm familiar with:

  • ImageShack - No registration required.
  • Image OX - No registration required.
  • MediaMax - Registration is required, but you get 25GB of space where you can host any file formats, including SVG.
  • deviantArt - You can post deviantArt work on this forum using [da height=]ID_Number[/da]

Using the [da] (deviantArt) BBCode:
  • The format of the BBCode for displaying work from deviantArt is [da height=]ID_Number[/da].
  • The ID_Number should be replaced with ID number of the art work which you can identify from the URL. For example, if the URL for your art is http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/42697800/ then the ID_Number is 42697800.
  • The height is specified in pixels and you can simply guess and check what value to provide. But if you want to know for sure, check the height value in the first part of the embed code on the deviantArt page. For example from this sample of embed code, "<object width="450" height="465"><param name=...", we can see the height should be 465.

Note: You must place a tick beside 'Enable deviantMOBILE and blog access' when submitting your work on deviantArt for the DA BBCode to work.
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Re: Text on a slight curve.

Postby Fuerza » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:15 pm

Ryanlerch,

You've read my mind!! Thanks for being patient - I'm still very new to using Inkscape - and posting a quick tutorial on how to do the banner and text effect. I tried it and it worked!!

I tried to post an image to those two free sites for you to see but I had problems with both of them - they didn't allow me to post the .svg file and I didn't readily see an option in Inkscape to convert to a different image format - and after several tries I gave up. I'll keep trying 'cause I want to show this upraised lettering effect I am trying to emulate - I called it inverse-embossed - and I am having to luck in doing so.

Thanks again,
Fuerza

PS: The best place on the web to see this image is at:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl= ... S:official
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Re: Text on a slight curve.

Postby microUgly » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:30 am

Fuerza wrote:I tried to post an image to those two free sites for you to see but I had problems with both of them - they didn't allow me to post the .svg file and I didn't readily see an option in Inkscape to convert to a different image format

If you want to upload an SVG file you'll need to choose service that is prepared to host more than just images. Even though SVG is technically an image, most image hosts only support raster images. You could sign up with box.net or mediamax.com who will host any files you want.

To save an image from Inkscape as a PNG (which an image host will accept) go to File > Export Bitmap.
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