Setting text along a closed path


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Setting text along a closed path

So we know that inside of Illustrator, we can create a type on a path object where the type flows along a path. We've done that so far with open paths, but let's take a closer look at working with closed paths because a few things are somewhat different. First of all note that in this example I have the word CULTIVATE appear across the top, but the word YOUR GARDEN goes in a different direction across the bottom. In order to create this type of design inside of Illustrator, you actually need to create two type on a path objects.

To see how to create that, let's first begin with drawing a circle. I am going to use the regular Ellipse tool and I will hold down the Option key or Alt on Windows and also the Shift key so I can draw perfect Circle out from the center. Next, I'm going to want to add some text here to this path. So to make things easier, I can actually set some of these settings in advance. I will go to the Window menu here, scroll down to where it says Type, an...

Setting text along a closed path
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Setting text along a closed path provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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