Putting Text On A Path With GIMP

I got a question from Gator on Scroll Saw Village. He’s working on a pattern in GIMP and would like to add text along a path. In this video, I’ll show you how to add text along a wavy path, as well as in a circle. Creating this kind of word art in GIMP is a little clunky. A better tool for this would be to use Inkscape where you have a little more control over the letters and paths you create. However, it is possible in GIMP with some trial and error to get it to look the way you want.

You can find the discussion page on Scroll Saw Village if you have questions or comments. Enjoy the show!

 

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Word Art Intersecting Word Art

Brian is trying to design a sign where a script intersects existing word art.  He wants to design it so that it’s easy to read, and won’t fall apart after cutting.  In this episode, I’ll show you how to create word art that intersects word art.

You can find the discussion page on Scroll Saw Village if you have questions or comments.

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Using Lines as a Design Element in Inkscape

Here is a quick pattern designing Q&A. Jeff is designing a dream catcher and he was wondering how to design the webbing in Inkscape. This episode I show you how to lay in the webbing with the bezier tool, then change that line into an object.

Robert had a question on how to export a JPG in Inkscape. I show you the workaround.

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Creating Word Art with Inkscape

Word art patterns are popular with scrollers. They can quote a religious text, words of wisdom, funny sayings, or someone’s name.  Here’s a tutorial on how to create your own word art using Inkscape. I posted parts 1 and 2 below.  If you’re looking for written instructions, they can be found at Scroll Saw Village […]

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Making Bunny Cars

Easter is right around the corner and this easy project will certainly delight the little ones in your life. This simple scroll saw project is made out of 3/4″ stock. Either paint or cut from your favorite hardwood. Download the Bunny Cars pattern here. Related posts: Designing Bunny Cars Simple Bunny Puzzle Painted Bunny Puzzle […]

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Designing Bunny Cars

Easter is right around the corner, so I think a couple bunny cars are in order. This quick and easy project is perfect for the little ones in your life. But before we make them, we have to design them. This episode, we jump into Inkscape and design our Bunny Cars. You can find the […]

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Practice Patterns

When I’m away from my scroll saw for any length of time, my skills get a bit rusty. In this episode, I share how I “remind” myself how to follow a line. I do this before working on any large project when I need to quickly hone my skills. This is also a great way […]

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