All I want to do is have a word start as a normal word, and then distort into a U shape, like the word is smiling. I've been googling and tutorialing and all I have come up with is breaking the word up and then using the distort tool, but it distorts every corner of every letter, isn't there a way to distort the whole word just a little? Also, when I "create shape tween" the text dissapears and when I "create motion tween" it needs to turn into a graphic so then i cant even use the distortion tool. What do I do?
I think you may be in the wrong forum. Your question applies to Flash Professional, not Flash Catalyst.
So sorry, I swear I thought I was in Flash.. not catalyst!