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    A lot of times it's just faster to call. With email I find that people are fine with answering the first question I put forth in an email but tend to ignore question 2,3,4 and 5, and I literally end up...
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    Thanks for your reply. I am going to follow your advice and leave the font as is, not adding outlines.
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    Thanks, guys the script looks promising.
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    It's taken me a while to get use to the fact that younger people prefer text, and that a voice call is like showing up on their door step unannounced. I feel fortunate to be old enough to know when voice...
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    I'm not a big fan of telephone calls with clients for all the reasons Paranoir mentioned. Even so, many people prefer calling, so I have a phone and I make adjustments to accommodate their preferences....
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    How Do I distort just the bottom half of text and keep the top half of text flat?

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    You need to convert the text to a vector object. In Illustrator it's called "converting to outline" I can't remember what it's called in CD

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    • #3
      Actually, for Corel... you don't. You just use the envelope distortion tools and the text remains 'live' and editable.

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      • #4
        In Illustrator CS5, select the text with the direct selection tool, then from the menu bar choose Effect > Distort and Transform > Free Distort…

        What you get is a proxy with four points at the corners of the bounding box. Kinda simple, but the text stays editable.

        Or, from the menu bar, choose Object > Envelope Distort > (choose an option).

        Make sure you read the help first, work on a copy of your file, and don't forget to expand the art when you're finally approved.
        Last edited by garricks; 04-05-2012, 12:26 AM.
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