Setting text along an open path


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Setting text along an open path

While it's certainly true that Illustrator has two main ways of creating text, either point text objects or area text objects, there is a third type of text object, something called type on a path. However as we are about to find out type on a path and area text are really very much the same. Let's take a look. As you can see in this artwork over here, I have the word Bermuda Buttercup which appears, but the shape of the card itself is really kind of a little bit of a curved shape and I may want to have the text itself match somewhat along that curve.

We can have text follow this curve by creating a type on a path object. In this movie we are going to focus specifically on creating these type on a path objects, but with using open paths. Once we get a feel for how this works we can move on and create type on a path objects with closed paths. Now for this example here, I am just going to start by creating a new path and to do that I'm going to use the Pen tool. Normally, if I wa...

Setting text along an open path
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Setting text along an open 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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