I use Flash CS3 primarily for drawing. I'm a freelance cartoonist and I love Flash for it's drawing tools. Flash seems to only have the ability to create text horizontally or vertically. Other than creating the text in Photoshop or Illustrator, is there a way to create warped or path oriented text directly in Flash? Or does anyone know of an extension that will perform the same way photoshop or illustrator does with text options? Below is an example of the functions in Photoshop and Illustrator that I'd like to perform in Flash.
Thanks in advance!
Rudimentary warping can be done by changing the text to a bitmap/movieclip and using a displacement filter. But it is only at run time so you won't see it on the stage.
And there is code to have put text along a path.
But in general such things are better imported as art. Especially if you want to see them on the stage.
Perhaps there is an extension out there somewhere. Or perhaps Adobe will consider more text options in future releases. Thanks for your quick reply.