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How to create text names within a number or shape

Feb 28, 2013 2:33 AM

Tags: #illustrator #design #text #print #text_wrap

I would like to learn how to create a print design for college hoodies. I get asked all the time but it takes me a very long time to do it. I am sure there is a quicker way in illustrator.


I want to create a design like this image. Can Anyone Help me please?

I am using Illustrator CS 5.1 right now.

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    Feb 28, 2013 3:06 AM   in reply to AspectRatio1

    i didn't know before a bit of fiddling around today, but have a look at Object > Text Wrap


    you basically make an object in front of your text in a group, then select 'make'. oh and invert it in the options.

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    Feb 28, 2013 3:10 AM   in reply to AspectRatio1

    Just use the big numerals as text boxes and pour text into them.

    Be aware thought that text boxes can not be compound paths so you will have to make some special arrangements for 4, 6, 8, 9 and 0.

    Either Text Wrap or slice the numerals into smaller abutting text boxes. I suggest that the latter will be easier.

    Once you’ve done the job the first time it will be easy to do a repaet with new text.

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    Feb 28, 2013 5:31 AM   in reply to AspectRatio1

    Right, except that you will have to deal with holes as I suggested in post #2.

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