A FreeBSD program that rotates text
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed May 27 09:35:25 UTC 2009
> So I miss things like:
> - draw first circle with line thickness of 10 px
Select the object, then go to Object: Fill and Stroke
In the stroke style tab, set the width to 10px
> - draw second (concentric) circle with line thickness of 10 px
Draw two circles of appropriate sizes anywhere on the page, select
both of them, then go to Object: Align and Distribute. Just
align centers horizontally and then vertically. Voila: concentric
circles. Hold down ctrl when drawing circles to constrain something
that's nearly circular into being an actual circle.
> - align text between these circles (upper, lower, each
> centered to Y axis of circles); use outlined letters
> for the text (shapes)
Select the /inner/ circle and the text. Got to Text: Put on Path.
You may have to double-click the curved text and drag the handles
to get it the right way up.
Select the text, and play with the Fill and Stroke stuff -- by default
text is filled with the background colour and the edges aren't drawn
(stroked) over, but that's easy to change.
> - put a picture into the middle and cut it off where it
> hits the inner circle.
Set the inner circle fill to transparent. Make a group of the circles
and text, then drop it over your image.
> - take some "bucket fill" and fill the "circle ring" blue,
> the inner of the text keeps white, while the letters'
> outline is black, and put some color into the figure in
> the middle (flood fill method).
Bucket fill should work for the arbitrary areas, although use the Fill
and Stroke dialogue for the lettering.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. Flat 3
7 Priory Courtyard
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