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  • skribe
    Comment on Which is your best graphic designing software
    skribe
    Actually Xara Designer Pro has supported Pantone for quite a few years now.
    Today, 04:25 AM
  • alenna
    Reply to Poster and text legibility/placement/design
    alenna
    Sigh, the tinypic isn't working. I had to deprecate the image even more to show you. I couldn't just attach a new image so I had to make a new post, please forgive me.

    Uh so embarassing....
    Today, 02:57 AM
  • B
    Reply to General advice on a project
    B
    I can see your problem, but the gray just doesn't provide sufficient contrast to the rust-colored circle. Squint your eyes and the two just blend together. A color blind person would see almost no difference....
    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
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    Looks like I was writing my post while you were posting your revision, which I think is much better.

    If it were me, I would remove the faint type at the top that duplicates the smaller type....
    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
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    PrintDriver
    Definitely get the deposit up front. Cash, check or credit card if you have the ability. A lot of clients like to pay by credit card so they don't have to pay out cash until that bill comes in....
    Yesterday, 11:18 PM

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    How Do I distort just the bottom half of text and keep the top half of text flat?

  • #2
    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.
        This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
        "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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