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Is there a way (directly or as a not-horribly-time-comsuming-warp-each-single-letter work around) to keep text on a curved path upright? Or is there a better tool than "text on a path"?

 

What I want to do is create an undulating path and have text follow it, but I want all the letters to remain upright/vertical. A perfect example is the "Daughters of the American Revolution" in the image I've attached.

 

I have both Designer and Photo, so I can use either/both to solve this problem.

 

I've searched the forums and found a couple old posts that suggest a) there isn't or b) such a feature might be coming at some later date.


Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Darin

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You could try this way, It doesn't involve magic unfortunately but its about as easy a way as I can think of...

 

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15 hours ago, firstdefence said:

You could try this way, It doesn't involve magic unfortunately but its about as easy a way as I can think of...

I wondered if it would be possible to avoid your convert to curves step so the text would remain editable. I found a way to do that. However, it is utterly & completely impractical, although sort of fun to play with if you are as simple minded & easily amused as I am. :P

 

Simply (he said with tongue firmly in cheek) create a stair-stepped path, convert it to a text path, type your text on it, & adjust the nodes of the path & text tracking as needed, something like this:

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As anything is adjusted, the letters tend to tilt & overlap, making it an exercise in futility for this application, but that might be perfect for creating crazy, jumbled looking text for some other project ... maybe.

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@R C-R Hence forth this shall be know as the R C-R path.

 

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Thanks all for the suggestions. I was out of town for a couple days, so I've been slow to reply.

 

@carl123 I haven't played around much yet with equations. This could be a good learning opportunity (or a chance to bang my head on a wall). Do you have any suggestions/guidance?

@firstdefence Thanks for the videos. The first one is the way I imagined making this work. I was hoping for a quicker solution, but for this case it's not too bad.

 

I'll keep you posted.

 

Best,

Darin

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@dhayton Hi I did the falling text vid for a laugh not to show a way to actually do it lol! and rib R C-R ;) I just thought it was quite a cool way of animating the text, a bit abstract I know lol!

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2 hours ago, firstdefence said:

Hi I did the falling text vid for a laugh not to show a way to actually do it lol! and rib R C-R ;)

The ribbing failed. I felt honored to have a path named after me. :1_grinning:

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