The ability to insert circular text for Sagit for Mac

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The ability to insert circular text that follows the outline of a circle. I use Snagit to repair label on old LP's etc and need to reset the type that is either missing or faded
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geoff.groth

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Tony Coty

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Not sure what you mean by circular text, but if you want a drop shadow, you can select the drop shadow feature and make the opacity dark to your liking. Or, you can take two colors of your text, say white and black, and make the black go behind the white but increase the black font size to create a drop shadow. Not sure if this is what you want, but hoping this helps.
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I believe this is what is desired.

I used PowerPoint to create the text


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Tony Coty

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Thanks Rick, I have done those in Photoshop, but never on Snagit. I didn't understand what Geoff meant.
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Rick Stone

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Yeah, it's impossible to achieve using SnagIt tools. Gotta use PhotoShop or Word or PowerPoint. ;)
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I suppose you could use Word Art in Microsoft Word to make the text and copy it into your image in the Editor. I realize it's not the same as having an all-in-one solution within SnagIt, but at least there are options. I'm sure that whatever word processor you're using has a similar function. Good luck!
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Rick that's exactly the feature I'm looking for. I'm a Mac user and not all the features in the Windows version are available for Mac. Obviously it's not also available on the Windows version.
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There is a free online photo editor you could use to create circular text.

I suspect there are other free sites as well.https://www.photopea.com/



Regards, Joe

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Joe, how did  you get the circular text¿
This how it looks to me when I go to the link, but don't see any option for plain text or circular.  Help!

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Hey Tony Coty,

It works very much like Photoshop,
Its more like the Caption Cheapo version.

You would start by creating a new image, or importing one you want to type on.


I created a 800 x 800 white image for my example.



You will have to draw a shape. Any shape will work, you can draw a path with the pen tool as well.

I chose the ellipse tool.
I turned off the fill color in the upper left corner of the editor. Its optional, I like one clean line to follow, no fill color. I set the stroke to 1 px.

Its easy to draw a perfect circle by holding "Shift" as you drag.

After selecting the ellipse tool.
You can just left click without dragging it.
A dialog box will pop up. I chose 600 x 600 and checked the box that says "Centered"
That positioned it in the center of image automatically.



Then, select the text tool.
Hover you cursor directly over the starting point. Left click to create the text layer.



Type away. Font sizes,choice,etc. Will be at the top left corner of the editor ,once you've selected the type tool.



When the text is complete.
Turn off the shapes eyeball to hide it.
This is another example with the shape disabled. I closed Photpea and lost the original image.



If the text isn't positioned along the path exactly where you want it.
You can open the properties panel to move it.
But its a clunky process that kept creating additional text layers for me. A Caption Cheapo experience {:>)
Its probably easier to delete the original and start over.
Photopea doesn't have a robust transform feature.
Save your work.

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Hi Joe, thanks for the very nice reply. I know how to work with the Photoshop version, but what I couldn't figure out here is, how do you even get a blank page.  as you can see from my screenshot, when I click "New" I get colored choices. I just want a blank white canvas to experiment on, but couldn't figure out where to get blank without all the colorful choices.  Thanks again!
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I figured you probably knew what to do, having mentioned Photoshop.

I went into detail for other members.
Some wouldn't know where to begin.