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Hi,

I have no idea how to word this, so I created a video on luma touch which I attached below.

However, I can share what I am trying to do. 

 

  • I would like the text underneath the circle shape.
  • I would like the text to be legible, basically not upside down.
  • I also don’t understand why the shape is disappearing. Shape needs to be present.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. 

Probably @DM1 got this.

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This is the help you are looking for…

https://affinity.help/designer/English.lproj/pages/Text/pathText.html

Or in tutorial form…

https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/designer/ipad/video/273647336

To retain the shape, duplicate it before putting text on the path.

Use the triangular handles (green / orange / red) to control the flow of the text.

You may also need to reverse the direction of the curve.

Use baseline shift, tracking etc in the characters panel to space the text appropriately.


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Text below the curve

 


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Affinity Photo 1.8, Designer 1.8 on iPad Pro 9.7" iPadOS 13.5 beta.

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@Paul Mudditt

Sadly, it’s still not working. 

Did exactly as you showed and the tutorial @Aammppaa linked. It’s pretty straight forward. I have it memorized.

1) duplicate shape

2) Choose art text & text studio (I think it’s called)

3) tap inside, below the shape

4) Start typing

5) At this point it’s not even working any more, text path won’t activate

  • I’m on 2017 iPad Pro
  • running iOS 13.3.1
  • AD 1.8
  • Using 1st gen apple pencil
  • No apps running in the background.

When text path was working (about 20 minutes ago) text was still coming out upside down. I’m leaving video below. If someone can let me know what I’m doing wrong I would appreciate it. I need to really wrap up this project I am working on. Thanks.

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UPDATE

@Paul Mudditt

@Aammppaa

I managed to get text path to work (have to tap exactly on the shape line) not inside it or below it - that’s the mistake I was doing.

Still my text, that type below the circle, is upside down, (This is my issue) I want it, to NOT be upside down. Can anybody show me where in the type settings I can change the text orientation? Please see video below.

SIDENOTE: It’s not letting me tap (inside the circle to place text in the bottom like the tutorial or @Paul Mudditt example) I am being forced to place my text either on top of the circle on the outside, or below the circle on the outside. which you can see in my video prior to this post. 

 

 

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@Affinity iPad Student

If you have the text upside down, move the cursor to the beginning of the text and press carriage return. The text should flip from being upside down on the outside to the right way up on the inside of the curve. Adjust the baseline to move it outside the curve.


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Affinity Photo 1.8, Designer 1.8 on iPad Pro 9.7" iPadOS 13.5 beta.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/affinityforipad/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AffinityPhoto/

 

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