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When I use envelope distort, the text warps wrong.

Nov 18, 2012 2:35 PM

Tags: #illustrator #envelope #anchor_points

When I use envelope distort on a a chevron shape, the text warps beyond the shape and new anchor points and curves are automatically added.  What am I doing wrong?  Here are images of what's going wrong: http://imgur.com/a/usHj2

 
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    Nov 18, 2012 3:20 PM   in reply to EvFandango

    I dunno without recreating the effect.

     

    In the screen shot below, I simply drew a path to mimic the chevron shape. Typed the text on the path, set the type on a path option to skew. Adjusted the size of the font, added a little space (as can be seen on the dialog box showing) to move where the font joins at the bottom of the path "V".

     

    Similar effect, not the exact same.

     

    Take care, Mike

     

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    Nov 18, 2012 3:41 PM   in reply to EvFandango

    I can't recreate your issue. I'm also not sure what steps you're following, but here's what I did:

     

    Screen shot 2012-11-18 at 3.37.36 PM.png

     

    Screen shot 2012-11-18 at 3.37.48 PM.png

     

    Screen shot 2012-11-18 at 3.37.57 PM.png

     

    I tried it with live type, too, and it still worked. You may try copying your two objects into a brand new document, and see if the issue persists.

     
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    Nov 19, 2012 6:14 AM   in reply to EricaLynneLarson

    I couldn't dupliace it either and I tried with live text with a 3D extrude and still got a perfect evelope?

     
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