text by arc or half-arc in Pixelmator Pro

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2018-03-15 17:04:24

I need help!
I can't realize how to make a text by arc. You know, there is possibility of this in Photoshop by using "Path Selection Tool", but I don't know how to make it in Pixelmator Pro.
Thank you in advance for the help!
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2018-03-15 18:12:10

Hi Alexey.

The way I look at Pixelmator Pro is that it's an early release that will gain features (and get more expensive) as time goes on. The bad news is that fitting text to a path is one of the features that hasn't made it yet. There's a forum thread requesting it here: http://www.pixelmator.com/community/vie ... 15&t=15275. I really hope it gets added soon as it's something that I miss, too.

Distortion features that it does have that are: bump, pinch, twirl and perspective transform. They can do interesting things but using a combination of them to recreate text on an arc is beyond me. Last time I needed to do this, I ended converting my text to curves and moving/shaping letter by letter.

- Stef.