3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 23, 2006 11:09 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Arc Path and Text

    jhcaron
      Good morning,

      I am trying to create an arc as a path and then attach text to it. I want the text to fill a seal or emblem. I understand the attach to path function but haven't seen a good way to create an editable perfect arc to be the path..

      Thanks,
        • 1. Re: Arc Path and Text
          Level 7
          jhcaron wrote:
          > Good morning,
          >
          > I am trying to create an arc as a path and then attach text to it. I want the
          > text to fill a seal or emblem. I understand the attach to path function but
          > haven't seen a good way to create an editable perfect arc to be the path..

          Cut a circle in half with the knife tool? Punch a rectangle through a
          circle to create a half circle? Or choose the Pie auto shape and change
          the third segment setting from 360 to 180 in the Auto Shape properties
          panel.

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          • 2. Re: Arc Path and Text
            jhcaron Level 1
            Thanks Linda... I'll try that.

            BTW what is the best way to give an object a shiny look ? glow doesn't do it for me.

            Thanks
            • 3. Re: Arc Path and Text
              Level 7
              jhcaron wrote:
              > Thanks Linda... I'll try that.
              >
              > BTW what is the best way to give an object a shiny look ? glow doesn't do it for me.

              I use a gradient and with additional highlights. Here's a sample you can
              download and play with in Fireworks.

              http://www.playingwithfire.com/shiny.html

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