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Photoshop: adding text boxes?


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All I want to do is take some pictures that I have and add some comic book style text to it. I'm VERY new to graphics, but want to play around with it and came up with an idea. From looking at your posts I tried using a circle point and used the text option to wrap with the bubble and then used smaller circles with a solid fill to have the ... effect. Seems to work ok but was really looking for something that could have 1 seemless "chat box" with the line down and bubble all in one. was hoping that one of the more popular programs would have a pre-set layout for something like that... think I might need to find seporate artwork and paste it in. Unless someone can kinda point me in the right direction. Another thought would be to freehand draw it.
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yup, shape shifter, I love that guikit. is your work far from where you live? Id never work for a company that uses pc for graphic design, its ridiculous.
Ive always said, if a company whose industry is based in macs cant get macs, or use them, I wont work there. and trust me, Ive turned down some high paying jobs for this reason. not that I cant use a pc, I just have grown to be disgusted by windows, I even charge extra per hour to work on pc's.
Sorry I should have been clearer. The mocap software by Vicon is PC only... our Alias software is both and our studio is all mac minus this one. No one here likes PC and groan when having to use one. We only use this one designwise to check web output aside from mocap and animation. BTW: about 40 min drive from NB
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EXACTLY. rasterized type really sucks in print, most time. I love indesign and illustrator. DEM, where do you work, or what do you do. Ive worked in printing/graphic design all my life as you know. if you wanna see something I did in illustrator, click my sig and do a search for toucan.
Macman, I went to your post there and toucan was in red but I could not click on it. Wanted to see the pic. Tried 3 browsers and none worked. Am I at the wrong post? Do I have to be logged on to the forums there to view it?
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If new to graphics, you can freehand what you want and trace a scan of your drawing and place it with your photos, creating your own template.
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Macman, I went to your post there and toucan was in red but I could not click on it. Wanted to see the pic. Tried 3 browsers and none worked. Am I at the wrong post? Do I have to be logged on to the forums there to view it?
Theres an images page link @ the bottom of the post for Strut Your Stuff forum. Search there
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Macman, I went to your post there and toucan was in red but I could not click on it. Wanted to see the pic. Tried 3 browsers and none worked. Am I at the wrong post? Do I have to be logged on to the forums there to view it?
I dont think you need to be registered if deus ex machina could view it.
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here, use it as you wish, open in photoshop, command click its layer after making into a layer, shift+comman+i, command+x, then command D and drag and drop into other ps doc to use.
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Thanks Deus, I think I am going to try that. Think that would look best.

Tell me if this thinking makes sense....

Freehand the drawing -> Make changes to picture in photoshop -> import drawing to picture in PS -> import to illustrator to add text -> done
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whoa, I went so fast, I skipped a step, do what you normally would in ps to get it into the other doc and ignore the above, I suggest using the pen tool and make the shape around it, make that a selection, and proceed as you would normally.
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but import it to Illustrator for the text or inDesign, is that pretty much whats agreed by you 2?
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if this is for printing purposes, indesign, illustrator works almost as well, but indesign is built for printing. youre not gonna use my bubble I posted?
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but import it to Illustrator for the text or inDesign, is that pretty much whats agreed by you 2?
sure...All programs being Adobe you should be able to cut and paste across the programs, saving you time. Good Luck
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macman i am actually going to use that bubble. That is exactly the type that I am looking for. Sorry I missed that reply from you, so many posts... so fast I actually missed it. If it is at all possible could you walk me through how you created that and gave the effects to it? That is the perfect graphic type that I am looking for, just would like to know how to change it around and such for dif pictures.

Thanks to everyone that helped me with this.
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you can copy& paste, though I wouldnt recommend it. it can, and often does cause problems.
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if you ciick on my sig, theres a tutorial/how to I made a while back on how t make a n aqua button, all you do in photoshop before follwing the steps is make the bubble shape you want.
though I used another app to do that one.
how do you want to change it?
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