One of the coolest features of ACDSee Photo Editor is being able to type text on a path. When I scrap with Photoshop, it is really difficult for me to get it all set up right. In PE 2008, it is so simple, that even I can do it. *wink*
This is a layout I am doing for an Oscraps Challenge: Monday, Jan 4 – 10, 2010! Member Spotlight: BUSH GIRL In it,, we have to use a photo block and then journal around the block. Here is the layout I chose to scraplift, by Selena aka Bush Girl.
I am going to place my text around that large photo, but to change the layout around a bit, I am going to crop it in a circle and place the text around that.
First I know that I need a photo with a good face shot, and I have the one I want. It is of Caitlyn from Christmas Eve. The Kit I am using is Oh Joy! Collaborative Kit by Danielle Young and Cinzia Loosemore.
After I select my papers, and elements, I drag them into the Photo Editor Image Basket. I set the layout up, cropping the photo into a circle, using the Cookie Cutter tool. Now I am ready for my journaling. I click on the Text Tool, select my font (CK Rugged), and font color, and then the Path Button. I chose the circle path, click ok, then get set to type.
As I type my journaling, the characters form into the shape. When I am done typing, I can use the Naviagation tool to size the text so it fits around my photo perfectly. You can also chahnge your font size and spacing to further fine-tune it if it needs it.
Here is the finished layout: