1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 14, 2009 1:53 PM by Wade_Zimmerman

    Illustrator 9 with .GIF  artwork

    dcacrobat Level 1

      Own the product but never used it.  I now have need to modify a "Globe" gif image so that text can wrap around it.  The initial problem is that, when enlarged, the image loses detail.   Additionally, I have the requirement that whatever is produced must be able to be inserted into a microsoft word document and outlook email.  Looking for documentation on this and/ or guidance from an informed respondent.


      note: was not sure if .gif is uploadable...  Microsoft picture manager image included.

        • 1. Re: Illustrator 9 with .GIF  artwork
          Wade_Zimmerman Level 6

          Clearly you have a low res file here and you will more than likely have to obtain the original or at least a high res version from either the creator or the copyright owner. If it is a client of yours or a company you work for then they will have to supply it.. Then you will probably have to traceit with the pen tool.


          As far as wrapping the text there are a few ways of doing this.


          Gary Newman has not bee around for a long time but he had a very excellent tutorial and of course using 3D effect to map the text to globe that has an invisible geometry is another way. You simply make a slightly larger half circle path give it an 3D effect Revolve and turn the text to a symbol then in the 3d select the txt from the symbol drop dow in the map art dialog and turn invisible geometry on you get this you have control as to size and placement of the text.


          Screen shot 2009-12-14 at 4.26.19 PM.png


          Maybe this is more convincing


          Screen shot 2009-12-14 at 4.51.32 PM.png