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Old April 20th, 2006, 06:32 AM
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Type in a circle

Hi,
I've seen quite a few posts about creating circular text in Elements.
Here is a method I found on the net. If you get the basics right then you can tweek it to suit yourself.
Hope it is useful to someone.
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How to create circular text


1 Create a new square page. In this tutorial I will use a 6” x 6” page at 300ppi, colour white. Remember that the circle will be half the size of your page. View grid on, snap to grid off.
2 Select horizontal type tool, for this I chose Times New Roman at 22.5 pts. Make sure you have left alignment selected. Now start typing at the extreme left of your page. I used the word “smile” in lower case, then space and the word repeatedly until you reach the extreme right edge of your page. You can of course select the first smile; control C, space, Control V until the right edge is reached. The type should not go out side the page.
3 Now making sure the type layer is selected do Control J to create a copy, click back on the original type layer and click on the eye to close it.
4 Select the copy type layer, Go to Image – Rotate Layer 180 degrees. Right click on the type layer and click on simplify. Now press Control T and in the height box enter 250.
5 Go to Filter – Distort – Polar Co-ordinates. Make sure that Rectangular To Polar is selected then click OK.
6 And there is your circular text.
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Old April 20th, 2006, 08:39 AM
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Hey, that's a pretty neat trick, Kev. Thanks for sharing it. It's amazing what this program will do. At what's more amazing is that someone figured out how to do this with it!

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Old April 20th, 2006, 09:12 AM
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Hi Diana,
Glad you found it helpful. I was a little worried that people wouldn't find the tut easy to understand.
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Old April 20th, 2006, 09:33 AM
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Thumbs up Thanks for posting this...

I've been looking for a way to do this... I have a hands-on scrapbook page I want to do this one and do have a Journaling Genie product I could use to do this, but I took that program off when I downloaded PSE4... I'll be sure to give this a try...
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Slightly OT and if you want to stick with Elements this is an excellent way to do it but I've also found that the WordArt feature in Microsoft Word (or other Office programs) also works well. If you do it in Word you just need to copy it and then New Image from Clipboard in Elements gives it to you as a new image in Elements. So you can do things like:


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... and here is another way of doing text in a circle

http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com...ead.php?t=2407

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Hi All,
thanks for comments.
Looks like my tut was unnecessary.
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Not at all unnecessary. There are always lots of ways to accomplish something.

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Kev ...

There are lots of ways of doing this one ... and its always fun to find out new ones Yours is a pretty neat way of doing it !!

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Trish, Wendy,
thank you.
The Word Art way is neat, I've just tried it but not everyone has Word.
The method you gave the link for Wendy, I tried that earlier and found it very slow and memory hogging. I shall stick to this method.
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