Photoshop CS4 - make text follow the interior of a shape

Posted on 2013-09-13
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Last Modified: 2013-09-14
I want to have text inside of a shape, such that the text is left-aligned, jagged on the right, but in such a way that it follows or conforms to the outside edge of the picture it "bumps" up against.

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Question by:Tom Knowlton
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Let me see if I can simplify this for you. Select your pen tool and change the setting in the tool bar to "Path".

Using simple click points, draw a box to contain your type.

With the path still active, select the Text tool and click just inside the path line. You can now fill your box with type.

With your box filled, select the direct select tool (the white arrow just below the Text tool)

You can now move any of your points around and the text will reflow to fill your shape.

If you have a complex shape, you can add points to the path and move them individually. You can also use the convert point tool (located behind the pen tool) to turn any of your points into a curve.
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Point/hint taken D_Brugge. Thanks

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Thank you!

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