Monday, March 12, 2007

Tips for Designing with Text Paths

This week our goal is to bring you more design secrets: all about text! Check back all week for more tips and techniques.
Design Secrets: Text on a Path

by Angela Spangler, Creative Team Member

Profile Photo of Angela Spangler, Creative Team Member

Don't you just love when a layout comes together? Since scrapbooking is a highly personal hobby, I love to design layouts according to my tastes and style. You should do the same!

Layout created by Angela Spangler for Everyday Digital Scrapbooking

In this particular layout, I used the swirled text to flow across the page. Since the text ends above the photo, it draws the eye to the photo as you're reading.
  • Experiment with different ways of placing your text, as it can be a unique embellishment to your layout.
  • Have your text flow around the photo or
  • along the edges of the layout.
It's a simple but effective technique for showcasing a photo without adding a bunch of "bling" to your page.

Paper, beads, Sun alpha from Fee Jardine's "Vintage Pickle" kit at
"C" stamp from " Cherry Blossom kit at The Digi Chick
Text path: Jen Caputo at The Digi Shoppe
Fonts: DSP Pollyanna; OliJo; Carpenter; Will and Grace; Witchcraft

Related Tutorials:

Text on a Path in Photoshop CS

Text on a Spiral Path in Photoshop CS

Graffi's Video Tutorial: A quick and easy technique for making your text elements follow a line, circle, square, or any other path you can draw in Photoshop.
This is part 1 of a 5-part series on multi-use graphics created with Photoshop or Elements

If you feel inspired by today's tips, please leave a comment for our designer! Thank you.

1 comment:

LVMommy22 said...

i really enjoyed this tip today! i've been wanting to learn how to do this and here you've given me a tutorial to try out! thanks!
:) M