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Letter Stretching/Placing Help Needed


Cola

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Alright, I am trying to place words on this image of a street sign at a crossing. Anyone know a few good ways to do this in Illustrator because I am failing at it. The angle either seems off each time or the distort filter I am using just doesn't come out right when I attempt to rotate it all.

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I presume you were going for something like this?

streetsigns.jpg

I did this using Effects > Distort & Transform > Free Distort. Took a little bit of eyeballing, but it only took me about 5 minutes. Of course, this was done afer converting the text to outlines. You can do this while keeping text preserved, but it may be a bit more difficult.

Hope this helps. (And if someone knows an easier way to do this here, let us know!)

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I did this using Effects > Distort & Transform > Free Distort. Took a little bit of eyeballing, but it only took me about 5 minutes. Of course, this was done afer converting the text to outlines. You can do this while keeping text preserved, but it may be a bit more difficult.

Hope this helps. (And if someone knows an easier way to do this here, let us know!)

Thanks man. I think I got the effect I wanted...I just wasn't spending the time on it to tweak it like I wanted to at first I think. See the final product in my new thread for what you think.

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Those are all good techniques but by far and away the best way to accomplish this is with the type on a path tool. It's simple. Draw a line at the angle you want. Select your type tool, hover over the line. You'll notice the cursor change, when this happens. Click, type, done. Then go into your type palette, go under "type on a path" and select skew. voila.

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