I will confess that I am not a great designer, I know what I want to do and can trial and error my way to a great result. I'm just wondering if someone can give me some insight on how to cut down on the trial and error on this next project.
I'm trying to carve a recipe into a wood piece, about 13 inches tall. From the bottom of the wood, I need the first ingredient to be 3.25" (will be designated by a line and ingredient name). Then, again measuring from the bottom edge of the wood, the next ingredient would be at 5-7/8", etc. etc.
Does anyone have an idea, using ipicture as my software for the carving, to get to a carving that will have 8 ingredients correctly spaced? I don't mind having to play with the design, moving things up and down till they are correct, I'm just trying to cut out some of the trial n error.
Rick, the only way I have done something similar is to create a separate text box for your header and play with the font size to fit the box. In the gimp I can choose the project size in inches instead of px and that gives me an inch scaled ruler across the length and width allowing to scale the text box to the size you need for both the header and the your other text.
Bob, I think I ended up with something similar. I went into Publisher and chose a blank size of legal paper (this is 13" tall). Then I used the ruler at the top and side to get the dimensions I wanted. I'd played with the area of the circular tube to figure out how many inches up the tube I needed to be for each ingredient on a 2.5 x 13" rectangle and then printed it out. I made a couple of adjustments to where a couple of the lines came out against my "master" tube, then it printed out right on. I then cropped it as a picture into Photoshop and took it to ipicture. It looks like it should carve right on, but we'll have to wait and see.