by admin on 05/11/10 at 9:10 pm
By default, when you type text into a Fireworks document, it is aligned to a straight horizontal line. However, you can get some nice looking effects by making the text follow an irregular line.
There are two steps to doing something like this: firstly you need to create the text, and then you need to create the path for the text to follow. Let's type out some text like this:
OK, stoopid WordPress has messed up my image uploader! We'll have to do without images until I find a way to circumvent the problem
Basically, what you ned to do is type out some text and then draw a path. You can draw a path using the pen tool, and in fact, that's how most people do it. The select both text and path and click Text > Attach To Path.
You have some flexibility in that you can change the following:
- How far along the path the text appears - change the Text offset value in the Property Inspector
- Direction - you can reverse the text direction by clicking Text > Reverse Direction
- Detach the text from the path - click Text > Detach from Path