I'm trying to create a curved banner like this in GIMP. I've tried the Paths Tool, but I couldn't get it exact.
Is there another way, or was I using the Paths Tool incorrectly?

Curved banner

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    You should probably consider inkscape for this
    – joojaa
    Aug 2, 2022 at 18:35
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    This isn't a job for a raster image editor like GIMP. Much better, and much easier to use a vector image editor such as Inkscape (free and Open Source), or Adobe Illustrator (not free).
    – Billy Kerr
    Aug 2, 2022 at 18:37
  • @BillyKerr I don't necessarily disagree.. but Photoshop has a warp feature which would work fine.. I don't know if Gimp has a comparable feature.
    – Scott
    Aug 2, 2022 at 18:51
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    @Scott - it does, but not as easy to use or control. Much easlier to just do this in Inkscape, convert everything to paths, group, and just apply a Bend live path effect.
    – Billy Kerr
    Aug 2, 2022 at 18:59
  • Yeah I again agree (although I'd use Illustrator) :) it's just sometimes about the tools you have (or know) than what may be better utilized. I've realized lately that those of us that know a wide range of tools sometimes forget that many people, especially more hobbyists, only use one tool.. and most often only a raster tool.
    – Scott
    Aug 2, 2022 at 19:14

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I actually got it done using the Paths Tool in GIMP:


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    Yeah, but what about the text curved text? That's only a shape, not a banner yet.
    – Billy Kerr
    Aug 3, 2022 at 0:38

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