Amy from Indiana, USA, using Photoshop 7.0 with Windows xp, writes in with:
[Quote:] Ok, I just recently switched to 7.0 directly from 5.0 and I'm still trying to find all the new stuff. I'm currently working on a logo that has a curved banner that will eventually have type on it. How do I get the type to follow the curve of the banner? Is that possible in this new version?
Amy, unfortunately Photoshop is just not quite as handy at type manipulations of this sort as Illustrator. But here's what you can do...
If you don't have Illustrator, which would handle this task easily, your best bet is to generate the type first, then match your banner to the type.
First move however is to key in your text, and then choose menu:
Layer > Type > Warp Text, or simply click the Warp Text button to the right side of the Type color chip.
Since we cannot 'see' your curve, we cannot tell you which Warp to select nor the coordinates to utilize. You'll have to poke around until you see a combination which comes close to your banner.
After the type is right, it should be an easy matter to adjust the banner to match. I would use the Pen tool and simply trace the baseline of the type. Now you've got the curve. Duplicate the path for the top of the banner, connect the ends with bannerish sides and you're ready for filling, stroking and decorating.