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    Text in a Shape......PSE

    Click on the layer the same time you hit the control key (this is with a PC computer). This will put marching ants around the shape. Now click on select > inverse to select all but the shape. Click on the path tab. Make a work path from selection. Now you see you have a work path of everything in white. Click on you text took (T icon in the tools palette) and move the cursor inside the shape. You will see that it changed to an I-beam with a dotted circle around it. Just start typing and the text will stay in side of the shape. This text is fully editable and though it may appear jagged on-screen, it will print just fine. To edit your text, double-click the T icon for the type layer in the layers palette and use any of the editing functions in the option bar, character palette or paragraph palette. You can even warp the shape, but both the type and the path will be warped. You can now delete you work path, if you want to, by dragging the layer into the trash can on the bottom of the layers palette Next you will want to go back to your layers and delete the layer with the shape You should have you text how you want it!

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    Thanks for this tip Brandi -- I've been pulling my hair out trying to do this!

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    Thanks for posting this Brandi!
    I'm going to try it now.

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    Thanks Brandi! I can tell this will work a lot better than the space bar!




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    Thanks so much Brandi, off to do add this to my layout!!!
    I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.


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    Thanks. I want to try this soon.

  7. Text in a Shape......PSE

    I tried following this tutorial but PSE doesn't have paths. How do you do this is PSE.

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    Confirmed, I don't see a Path option under Window in PSE5 either :(
    I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.


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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy201 View Post
    I tried following this tutorial but PSE doesn't have paths. How do you do this is PSE.
    Anyone????




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