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How I put an image around a circle?

Hello! Well, my problem is this:
I have done an ambigram (loop, in this case) and I don't know how to put it around a circle, as in this picture:
http://www.singenio.com/mascosas/ambigramas/orientation.gif
Have you any idea how to do it? and what program should I use?
Thanks!

for Photoshop - make a new square image - import the art you want to go around the circle and makes sure it spans the entire width of the image - go to Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates - play around with the height of the art on the image for different distortion effects
c27_mari (author)  fungus amungus5 years ago
Thanks! =]
amin19782 years ago
hi,
u can arc an image by using illustrator.
hilight the image, then OBJECT, ENVELOPE DISTORT, MAKE WITH WARP, u can choose the percentage with preview! default is at 50%.
hope this helps!
Fred826645 years ago
GIMP would be a better software for this and it is free to use and have. It comes with most Linux distros. You might find a windows install of Gimp. try google search for it
Chicken22095 years ago
Why not just use MS Paint? no downloads..
gmoon5 years ago
Use a structured draw program, like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape (which is free...)

In Inkscape:

1) create a circle.
2) create a line of text.
3) select both.
4) Select on Menu: "Text" -> "Put on Path"
5) Adjust the text size and font until you like the effect.

(I left the circle gray, so you could see it...)
acircle.jpg
c27_mari (author)  gmoon5 years ago
Yes, but I want to do is put a picture, not a text, and that is what I don't know how to do =S (in the image of the link, what is around the circle is not plain text, is a repeated image)
Anyway, thank you for the program to download!
Izokay5 years ago
Try using GIMP or Photoshop. I know GIMP can do it and I think Photoshop has a style for that.
c27_mari (author)  Izokay5 years ago
Yes but, how? what tool?