It seems one of the hardest to find images online is an image of a postmark not covering or covered by anything else! I've had a look around the forum here and on Google but not yet found the answer.
Here is an example postmark with the text:
Thank you for your help.
I never say impossible, but like the name says, Pixelmator is mainly focused to work with pixels. It will take a lot, too much steps to create a stamp image with any pixel-based program. Even Photoshop sucks at most basic type-setting features. That´s why there are vector programs to create such things, CorelDraw and Illustrator being the shareware leaders.
The image You posted takes less than 2 minutes to create with CorelDraw. Including the effects that mimic color spreading on envelope paper if wished.
That´s all the help I can give without your custom text
I do have Art Text 2 which might be a better option in this case, I just prefer using Pixelmator and thought it might be able to do it since Paint Shop Pro can (and that is a bitmap drawing app).
Thank you for your help.
You can covert the text to a shape, then manually rotate and arrange each letter.
1. Layer menu > Convert into Shape
2. Double click a letter to select the shape.
3. Move the letter to approximately the right location.
4. Hold down⌘ and mouse over the resize handles to get the rotation action. Rotate until it fits the space.
Insert and select text to begin. Next, menu command Layer › Convert to Shape. Now build your Postal Coil. Right click text-shape and choose Transform. Double click any letter (s) to select, then simply move and rotate. Enjoy!
But, what happens to the people like me who can't do that well, and it ends up looking horrible?
I also want the feature to make text follow along path.
I definitely thought this would be a feature in Pixelmator Pro. Should have checked before buying.
Update: Sound's like this feature is coming soon!
2019-10-17 11:52:42 Legend has it that every time someone complains about Pixelmator Pro not having text on a path, we delay its release by another month out of spite...
Just kidding! We aren't at all that cruel and the truth is this is by no means a simple feature to do and do well. And while we do read pretty much every request on almost every major platform and take them into account (and add them to our rather extensive feature request list), we do have to prioritise things and this is where disagreements begin. And even when we do plan to add something eventually, I prefer to say things like "we might look to add this in the future, but we also might not." just because people invariably interpret phrases like "we're planning to add this in the future" as "it'll be in Pixelmator Pro within the next 6 months". But that's usually not what we actually mean.
However! I can reveal that text on a path is now in the early stages of development so those plans have turned into some sort of action.
P.S. While these things do take time, you can join the Pixelmator Pro beta and you'll most likely be able to test this feature eventually.