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Title: How to freely distort text like a single object
Post by: jwheeler on September 16, 2020, 03:14:47 PM
I've attached a photo of an example of what I want to do. Basically, I want to know how I can distort a block of text into the shape shown represented by black rectangles. Can't seem to get it to work with the transform tool.
Title: Re: How to freely distort text like a single object
Post by: DCurry on September 16, 2020, 03:50:07 PM
I would transform the 2 halves separately - the TE and the XT.
Title: Re: How to freely distort text like a single object
Post by: jwheeler on September 16, 2020, 04:09:23 PM
Thanks! However, someone provided a much more automatic solution in another forum...you create the shape you want the text to look like, make sure it's in a layer above the text, then chose Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Top Object.
Title: Re: How to freely distort text like a single object
Post by: david on September 16, 2020, 04:29:30 PM
I just tried that and it works like a champ!

add to mental note...

 :banana:
Title: Re: How to freely distort text like a single object
Post by: Joe on September 16, 2020, 05:27:36 PM
I always forget where I put my mental notes. :cane:
Title: Re: How to freely distort text like a single object
Post by: scottrsimons on September 17, 2020, 08:00:17 AM
I've had brain surgery and they took out my mental notes section.  :lmao:
Title: Re: How to freely distort text like a single object
Post by: Tracy on September 17, 2020, 12:13:50 PM
That must be in illustrator? good tip!
Just ask David when you need to do this!
Title: Re: How to freely distort text like a single object
Post by: david on September 17, 2020, 12:35:55 PM
has anyone seen my note pad?



 :hangme:
Title: Re: How to freely distort text like a single object
Post by: Joe on September 17, 2020, 12:53:00 PM
I put the location in my mental notes but don't remember where my mental notes are.
Title: Re: How to freely distort text like a single object
Post by: born2print on September 17, 2020, 01:18:35 PM
The memory is the second thing to go....

I can't remember what the first thing is :shrug:
Title: Re: How to freely distort text like a single object
Post by: Tracy on September 17, 2020, 02:11:34 PM
 :laugh: I don't remember either