Type Warp - Adobe AI CC 2019

Hi there!

Looking for a little help…again :slight_smile:

Anyone know how to do a “clean” warp of text? I’ve tried using envelope distort and am getting weird edges.

Top example is what I’m looking to create. Bottom is what I’m getting. Thanks as always!

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The only good way to do that is to redraw the letters. Stretching, squeezing and warping will produce letters that look stretched, squeezed and warped. Your example of HORIZONS is a good starting place, but if it were me, I’d move it into Illustrator, put it on a template layer, and redraw each of those letters to have consistent stroke widths, like the Knapheide logo.

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use arch in Adobe illustrator under effects
I can do this for you if needed…

This is happening because the letters were designed to be optically adjusted when flat. As @Just-B suggested, I’d trace the outlines and see what you can create by manually adjusting.

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