Enigma 419: Painting by numbers - From New Scientist #1569, 16th July 1987 [link] Instructions 1. You will need four copies of: labelled A, B, C, D. 2. Take A. The artist Pussicato signs th...
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Words in Painter IX
I tried to write a how to but I guess that's really not what I'm good at!
This is my best attempt:
What you need to do to make words go where you want them to is first set them in the text tool to one of the bendy modes - don't panic that they first look like a bridge with a straight line running off from it.
Then switch to the Bezier tool and use it to add in more points and shift the points around, also to move the handles that adjust the curves. The Bezier tool has several modes - the adjust points mode, the add points mode and the remove points mode. I can't really be more precise as I do it just by experimenting!
I find it easiest to create the shape I want by first creating it, like this mountain and then fitting the curve to it.
Hmm... well I suppose that might help, at least its a proof of concept!