Monday, September 22, 2014

MDS Monday #83 Text around the corner

Hi everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend!
And I hope you are ready for a new sketch challenge from MDS Monday! This week Cindy has a sketch for us as well as a challenge to use the "Text on a path" feature. 

Here is the sketch.

Here are some close ups of the text.  There are several good videos on this technique at the site.  There are so many videos on it you should  maybe watch a couple to see which style works for you. Text on Path

When you add your "path" you need to click on the freeform tool, then click "add a line". 
Here is what you get.

You then need to insert a corner into your line to make it go around your photo.  To do this, click on your line to highlight it (it will turn blue).  Then click "insert point". 

You can then drag the end up or down depending on what you need.

Next type out your text box.  To attach the text to the line you need to select them both and then right click and you will get an edit box with a choice to "attach to shape". 

Now you have to do a bit of fussy work to get it just right.  See how the word "underwater is on top of itself?  not good. 

double click on your text and you will get this edit box.  Here you can change the spacing, or text size to make this look right.

Here I added some space after the "e" so that the "rw" didn't get covered.   But I still didn't like the break in the word, so I tried again.

Here I changed the spaces to after the word selfies and changed the font size a bit.

You can get rid of the line by either changing the line down to 0% opacity...

or right click to get the edit box and click the "Hide line" box.

I hope that you will give this fun way to add text a try!  And that you will head on over to the MDS Monday and see what the rest of the design team has come up with!  We can't wait to see what you do with the sketch!


  1. Beth, I love your chalkboard background, including the frame, and the great font you used. Really cute page; perfect for a school field trip!

  2. Your tutorial is PERFECT for 'texting on a path'!!!!! Thank you!!!!! Using the chalkboard background really makes your photos stand out! Love your frame!!! Great page!