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Text Fill Into Custom Shape

Text Fill Into Custom Shape

Text Fill Into Custom Shape

First of all, many thanks to those of you who share your experience with those of us still in the middle of the "learning curve!" I have used this forum many times and it has helped tremendously. It does not go unappreciated...
Onto the issue I'm dealing with...Is it possible to create an unusual shape using the line tool and then fill this box (for lack of a better word), while still maintaining ID2's beautiful typography. Something like the top and two sides of a rectangle, with the top arc of a circle cutting the bottom. I'd like to fill this shape with text for use in a logo. Any ideas? Perhaps PS7 is more suited for this task? Thanks very much in advance,

RE: Text Fill Into Custom Shape


Actually Illustrator is the perfect tool for that job. Heres briefly how to do it in AI10 (hoping you have a copy and I'm not sure about other versions of Illustrator): Create your text, create your shape, make sure the shape is above the text in the stacking order, select both objects then go to Object>Envelope Distort>Make with top object......and you're done.  A very cool tool indeed.  I am unaware of a similar function in InDesign

RE: Text Fill Into Custom Shape

You can do what you describe in InDesign but the text will simply fill the shape on horizontal baselines.  If you want the text to curve to the lower arc, you should use Illustrator with its envelope distortions.

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RE: Text Fill Into Custom Shape

Thanks very much for all of your help. I'll give it a shot. Travis

Travis A Dees
The Construction Connection

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