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How to create "diamond" paragraph break insert for text with Photoshop or Elements

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    I'm creating an insert in which I would like to utilize small diamond
    shapes in between certain sections or paragraphs. There likely is a
    term for what I want to do, but I cannot describe it any better than
    this. Realizing that the shapes will have to be placed inside a text
    frame or layer, is there anyone who could get me pointed in the right
    direction as to how to achieve such a result using either Photoshop or
    Elements, on a Mac with OS 10.4?

    Thanks much for any help!
    Paul


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    "Paul Soderman" <kidpocono@aol.com> wrote in message
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    > I'm creating an insert in which I would like to utilize small diamond
    > shapes in between certain sections or paragraphs. There likely is a
    > term for what I want to do, but I cannot describe it any better than
    > this. Realizing that the shapes will have to be placed inside a text
    > frame or layer, is there anyone who could get me pointed in the right
    > direction as to how to achieve such a result using either Photoshop or
    > Elements, on a Mac with OS 10.4?
    >
    > Thanks much for any help!
    > Paul



    ?Do you mean something like this??
    I used the symbol category from the insert menu in Word to find something
    suitable - this ? was symbol 2666 in Arial and was also available in Times
    and probably lots of others, I copied this over to Photoshop without
    problem!!



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    "Harry Limey" <harrylimey@inbox.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > ?Do you mean something like this??
    > I used the symbol category from the insert menu in Word to find something
    > suitable - this ? was symbol 2666 in Arial and was also available in Times
    > and probably lots of others, I copied this over to Photoshop without
    > problem!!



    Well it seems the diamond shape pastes quite easily from Word to Photoshop
    by the method I mention above!! but although it also pastes perfectly into
    these untransmitted text messages, once they are transmitted the diamonds
    become ?? which sort of loses a little of the intended impact!!
    Still try it for yourself!!



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    On Apr 17, 5:09 pm, "Harry Limey" <harryli...@inbox.com> wrote:
    > "Harry Limey" <harryli...@inbox.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:46253633$0$8711$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader02.plus.net...
    >
    >
    >
    > > ?Do you mean something like this??
    > > I used the symbol category from the insert menu in Word to find something
    > > suitable - this ? was symbol 2666 in Arial and was also available in Times
    > > and probably lots of others, I copied this over toPhotoshopwithout
    > > problem!!

    >
    > Well it seems thediamondshape pastes quite easily from Word toPhotoshop
    > by the method I mention above!! but although it also pastes perfectly into
    > these untransmitted text messages, once they are transmitted the diamonds
    > become ?? which sort of loses a little of the intended impact!!
    > Still try it for yourself!!


    Harry:
    This seems to work OK; thanks!!
    Paul


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    "Paul Soderman" <kidpocono@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:1176842847.211557.55010@l77g2000hsb.googlegroups.com...
    > I'm creating an insert in which I would like to utilize small diamond
    > shapes in between certain sections or paragraphs. There likely is a
    > term for what I want to do, but I cannot describe it any better than
    > this. Realizing that the shapes will have to be placed inside a text
    > frame or layer, is there anyone who could get me pointed in the right
    > direction as to how to achieve such a result using either Photoshop or
    > Elements, on a Mac with OS 10.4?
    >
    > Thanks much for any help!
    > Paul




    symbol fonts

    on Win we have Character Map to "shop" through (not sure the equivalent on
    Mac?)

    you can use the alt key plus the number given on the number pad (not your
    number keys at top of letters)
    there are also many fonts that have the card playing symbols heart diamond
    etc
    custom shapes may also work, but it would be preferable to use them in the
    fonts for your purposes

    ? 9830 2666 &diams; BLACK DIAMOND SUIT (present in WGL4 and in Symbol
    font)

    http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/misc...s_symbols.html




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