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Old 07-25-2002, 06:41 PM
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Emergency - Please help

My wonderful 98 year old Auntie Mary passed away this week and her funeral is tomorrow.

Another aunt who can't travel to the funeral asked me to read her thoughts at the service.

I would like to put her words onto paper so that I can give it to the family to remember.

Here's the problem. I would like the text to flow around the photo in the enclosed example.

Does anyone know how to make this happen in PhotoShop??

Thanks
Margaret
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Old 07-25-2002, 07:04 PM
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Without a concrete example I dont know exactly what you mean, but as its an emergency I will wade in with what little help I can offer.

Have you tried using photoshops text transform tools? (I include picture to demonstrate). Or do you want it set out like a magazine with text framing the photo?

If you could post a similiar effect to the one you want to achieve, I will gladly assist further. Hope we can all pitch in to help
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Old 07-25-2002, 10:53 PM
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Hi Mike, sorry I wasn't more descriptive in my request - yes I want it set out like in a magazine with the text flowing around the picture. I don't think PhotoShop has the tools for doing it, but I do have PageMaker (which I never use) and I'm sure it can be done there. Maybe that's what I'll have to do.

Thanks for pointing out the "text warp" feature I had forgotten about that too.

Margaret
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Old 07-26-2002, 04:21 AM
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Sorry Win, to the best of my knowledge as you also summise, there is no feature available in Photoshop. I think you are right, that DTP programmes will be better equipped. Hope you achieve what you wanted.
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Old 07-26-2002, 08:50 AM
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You could try putting the text lines on seperate layers,rasterize the layer, use transform and move routines to position along with masking and layer via cut command to adjust the text. This would take quite a few layers but is actually more tedious than difficult.
There is a program called "Ottopaths" which allows for the construction of flowing text but it is tricky to learn.
PS 6.01 has a text flow feature which would probably work best but again, it is a bit tedious, but not terribly difficult. Does require some use of masking and layer via cut routines.Good luck...and please accept our heartfelt saddness at your loss....Tom
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Old 07-26-2002, 09:06 AM
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Thank you Tom. I will follow up on the text flow capabilities of PhotoShop - every time I start to get comfortable with what PS can do, I'm confronted with another challenge. Is it like that for everyone.

I managed to get a pleasing arrangement for my Aunt's memorial and got it printed.

Thanks again,
Margaret
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Old 07-26-2002, 09:32 AM
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Something like that would be so much easier to do in Pagemaker or other page layout type programs like InDesign or Quark. In Pagemaker you would just place or import the graphic, set a text wrap and then add your text around the image.
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Old 07-26-2002, 09:40 AM
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Thanks Rachel - right after I posted my plea for help, I realized that I should have used PageMaker, but my PM skills are somewhat lacking.

One more thing I need to concentrate on learning.

BTW do you know of a good PageMaker forum?

Margaret
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Old 07-26-2002, 09:49 AM
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I run a messageboard (see my sig for the link) and we have a Printing & Publishing forum. There are about 4-5 experienced users who try to answer questions about Pagemaker, Indesign and Quark.

Other than that, I really haven't come across any.. That's why we created our own
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Old 07-27-2002, 06:04 AM
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Sorry I got here late. PS doesn't have the tools you need. Pagemaker would be perfect.

Adobeforums.com has an excellent Pagemaker forum.
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