[Gimp-user] Best way to make odd shaped Text boxes

The shape I made with the XX's doesn't show up correctly, yet if you
hit reply, you do see it in the quoted text in the correct shape. What
I'm wanting to do is a shape like an upside down capital L

It is possible in Gimp but mightily tedious. Simple regular shapes not too
difficult, get into filling complex shapes, outlines of animals etc and it
becomes a PITA.

For a simple shape. Have your text prepared and copied in some sort of text
editor or if you want you can type into Gimp.

1. Use the text editor option to draw an empty text box to encompass the shape.
shot 1

2. Paste (or type) the text into the text editor. shot 2

3. Go into the on-canvas text tool and pad out with spaces or break lines with a
carriage return (enter key). shot 3

Of course the tool to use is something like vector editor Inkscape which has a
text-flow-into-frame tool. https://i.imgur.com/zwusTd6.jpg

Saved as a svg and imported as a layer into Gimp.

* http://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/974/original/01-shape.jpg
* http://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/975/original/02-shape.jpg
* http://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/976/original/03-shape.jpg

rich404 (via www.gimpusers.com/forums)

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