Text brushes vs. type on a path


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Text brushes vs. type on a path

I'm once again looking at the final version of the artwork, and we're now going to turn our attention to this wavy text up here at the top and at the bottom of the illustration. And that's text expressed as an art brush, which provides you with so much expressive flexibility inside the program--way more than you get with standard path type. Now, the only disadvantage is that the type is not editable at this point. You have to convert the text to a path outline before you can save it as an art brush, which means that you need to get all your copyediting out of the way in advance. So I'm going to switch over to my illustration in progress, which I'm calling Expanded crabs.ai, because I figure these floral treatments up here at the top and the bottom looks sort of like crabs.

Notice that I have a couple of lines of type, both of which are expressed as editable type on the path, which is fine in so far as it goes. But what if instead of expressing this text along what is...

Text brushes vs. type on a path
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Text brushes vs. type on a path provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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