One thing you can try is to edit the path points where exactly you want them to be.
The entire steps I use to do this are (roughly).

1. Using the text tool, write my text as a new layer, select font, color, etc. 2. There is a edit path points tool, select it, then click successive points to achieve the
degree of arc you want (can be any complex curve actually).
3. Select your text once again using the text tool and click "text to path" button.
4. Create a new layer.
5. Hide your original text layer. Open the paths dialog and ensure the path you just
created is selected.
6. Select->Selection from Path
7. Fill the selection on the new layer with desired color.
8. Deselect the path so its no longer visible.

Hope this helps in part, or in whole.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Jarvis" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 8:40 PM
Subject: [Gimp-user] Anchor for Text along Path?


Using GIMP 2.3, how do I change the anchor location for where the "path along text" is generated? (If there is one ...?)

Here is a picture of what is happening:

What I would like is to move the text made from the path (encircled in red along the top of the PNG) to the location of the big red X. Notice that the selection is an oval, not a circle, so I cannot simply "rotate" the entire layer with the text-path. (I have done so in the past, for circles, but it still felt like cheating.)

It strikes me that there should be a way to set the anchor point on the selected path so that when I click the "Text along Path" button, the text is rendered where I would like, rather than along the top-left of the oval's arc.

I have tried searching FAQs, Google and for this wonderful new button. Nada.

Any help is muchly appreciated.

Dave Jarvis
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