Type on a path vs. text as an art brush


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Type on a path vs. text as an art brush

Another great use for an art brush is creating text on a path; which is particularly useful if you want to distort the text along a path, as in the case of the stacks at the very top and the bottom of the illustration; or when you just want to auto fit the text to the path. That's something that art brushes take care of on their own, however you have got to do all kinds of custom fitting when you're creating type on a path. So what we're going to do in this movie, I'll show you how we might pull off this effect using standard type on a path, and then in the next movie I'll show you how to express text as an art brush.

So I'll go ahead and switch over to my illustration in progress, and notice that I do have text on the path up here at the top and the bottom of the illustration. If you're working along with me, twirl open the path-type layer here inside the Layers panel. And notice that just the bottom two objects on this layer are currently visible. Go ahead ...

Type on a path vs. text as an art brush
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Type on a path vs. text as an art brush 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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