Leave it to Inspirations Education Consultant Ashley Jones to teach me another shortcut on digitizing text on a path. Previously, she taught me (and you) how to instantly place text around the perimeter of a shape (artwork). You can read up on that tip here.
Today’s tip is applicable to the Inspirations’ software program that includes the text on a path feature (Perfect Embroidery Pro and Word Art in Stitches). Select the Text tool and type a sentence into the Properties Box. I wrote: Once upon a time, in a land far away. Click Apply.
The text appears on the screen. Right click on the text and select Path from the dropdown menu.
Right click again and select Edit Baseline.
Right click and select Add Point.
Place the cursor under the n in upon and click to add a point. Do the same under the w in away. Now move the new modes up to create a curved line.
Left mouse click and the words are on the curved path. Use the blue nodes to slide the letters and words along the path. (Black nodes allow you to move that letter independently).
But moving the whole line doesn’t seem to work because the first letter, O, does not have a blue node. Ashley showed me a simple fix for that. Just add a space in front of the first word of the line in the Properties Box.
Now a node appears (blue diamond) to the left of the line.
Use this node to slide the entire sentence.
Gee, I just love a tip like this; it simplifies what used to seem like a laborious task into a breeze. Thanks Ashley!