5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 19, 2017 5:35 PM by Trevor.Dennis

    New path from shape?

    stevenp15666665 Level 1

      I made a heart shape. I want text to curve around inside the shape.  However, through my google searches, I cannot seem to find a way to do this.

       

      Any advice?

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: New path from shape?
          Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional

          Just select the Type tool and hover over the outside edge of the shape.  The cursor will change, and you'll be good to go.

           

          [EDIT]  Incidentally, to answer the question in your subject line:

           

          1. Use the Direct Selection tool and drag around the shape to make all of its point active.
          2. Use Ctrl c (Cmd c) to copy those points.
          3. Click on the new path icon in the Paths panel.
          4. Select the new path, and use Ctrl v (Cmd v) to paste.  You now have a work path identical to the Custom Shape layer.
          • 2. Re: New path from shape?
            c.pfaffenbichler Level 9

            With the Shape Layer selected one can duplicate its Vector Mask’s path in the Paths Panel by dragging its icon on the »Create new oath«-icon.

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            • 3. Re: New path from shape?
              Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional

              c.pfaffenbichler wrote:

               

              With the Shape Layer selected one can duplicate its Vector Mask’s path in the Paths Panel by dragging its icon on the »Create new oath«-icon.

              Hah!  I didn't think to try that, and it's my go to method to save a new work path. 

              • 4. Re: New path from shape?
                stevenp15666665 Level 1

                Thanks for the suggestions people! I will have to try some of those. Currently I figured out how to drag a shape but have it set to path.

                 

                I'm not sure if my problem would occur on others (and I could make a new post), but now when I have text go along the path it is upside down and backwards.

                 

                Are there any videos out there to show how to fix this? I've read explanations and I can't follow.

                 

                Thanks!

                • 5. Re: New path from shape?
                  Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional

                  stevenp15666665 wrote:

                  I'm not sure if my problem would occur on others (and I could make a new post), but now when I have text go along the path it is upside down and backwards.

                   

                  Thanks!

                  Select the work path and the Direct Selection tool (white arrow)

                  Hover above the text, and the cursor will change.

                   

                  Drag down to move inside the path.  You can also rotate it to the bottom of the path.

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