Creating text on closed paths


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Creating text on closed paths

So let's take the same concept that we've learned for text in a path with open paths, and now apply to close paths and in a minute you'll what's the difference is. I'm going to start off again on a blank document. I'm just going to draw out a circle. So we want to put text on a circle. So I'm going to take my Type tool here. Now here's the difference where I need to use a keyboard shortcut. As I move my Type tool closer to this object, see I get this little parentheses that appear around it. Well, that means that if I click now it will convert the shape to a frame for area text and the text will now flow inside a particular shape. I don't want that. I want a text to basically travel along the path, outside of the circle.

So to do them I'm going to hold down my Option key or my Alt key. See that now the icon changes to the Path Text tool. Now when I go ahead and I click, of course, that's happened. When I clicked over here, my cursor is all th...

Creating text on closed paths
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Creating text on closed paths provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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