Distorting text with the Width tool


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Distorting text with the Width tool

In this movie I'll show you how to apply text expresses in art brush to a path outline with absolute precision that you are about to see; and I'll also show you how you can distort that text using the Width tool, which works great with art brushes. Now at this point we have quite the mess on our hands. You can just dispose some of it here. I am going to click on this top text that's being converted to path outlines and Shift+Click on the bottom text with my Black Arrow tool to select both lines of text. And because we've already saved these path outlines as art brushes, we can get to them anytime we want.

So I'll just press the Backspace key or the Delete key on the Mac to get rid of them. Now what we need to do is separate these path outlines because we want a work from them from the text that's attached to them. And that's not an obvious thing to do in Illustrator. If you just right-click on the path, you'll see no options for separating the text, and the...

Distorting text with the Width tool
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Distorting text with the Width tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design
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Illustrator
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