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07-01-2013, 08:45 PM

What is the best (preferably free) software for making curved text for map labels? I am using GIMP and I am fully aware of the technique for that software, and have mastered it to do it routinely, but I find it very inconvenient, time-consuming and tiring.

Do you know of any add-ons, plug-ins, or just normal features of GIMP and/or other programs which make this an easy simple task?


07-01-2013, 09:17 PM
Inkscape (http://inkscape.org/) is what you're looking for.

07-02-2013, 12:21 PM
When I need curved text for photoshop I do the text in Illustrator and just copy it over once it looks right. You can probably use a similar process to go from Inkscape to GIMP. Vectors are so friendly!


Lomew Bartho
10-13-2013, 03:19 PM
Hey Guys well 'HeliosPaint 1.5' is the best software for curved the text.Thanks!!

10-14-2013, 12:33 PM
Most every image editor and vector application can do this easily, though I find vector applications do it more quickly, easily and is always editable. Some applications can't do this, but those that can do so easily, so is there a best program for curved text - not really.