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Imprinting a shape with text

Apr 26, 2012 2:45 PM

Hey guys,

 

I want to imprint a shape with my text to create a text outline for my text to sit within. (I would then reduce the size of my text to leave a slight gap between the shape and the text..)

 

How can I do this in Illustrator?

 

Also, is there any way to do the above but to JUST create one, clear, textshaped field within my shape?

 
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    Apr 26, 2012 3:23 PM   in reply to Josh525

    Josh,

     

    If I understand it in the right way, you may create the shape as a simple non compound non masking path, then use the Type on Path and type in.

     

    To have a certain gap, you may Object>Path>Offset Path with a negative value equalling the gap width, and use the (inner) offset path for the Type on Path.

     
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    Apr 26, 2012 5:55 PM   in reply to Josh525

    Area Type Options-1.png

    edit: Hi, Jacob.

     
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:22 AM   in reply to Josh525

    You are welcome, Josh.

     
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    Apr 27, 2012 3:41 AM   in reply to tromboniator

    Hi Peter.

     

    This time, again, just beginning over here.

     

    Snow gone, flowers awake, over there?

     
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    Apr 27, 2012 4:13 AM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    Almost gone, at least in town. Nothing ready to bloom yet. A moose fell through the ice on the lake yesterday, emerged no worse than wet.

     
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