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Oh dear ... seeing the amount of excellent stuff that has been created on the site, I'm almost embarrassed to ask my question.    Almost.

It's quite simple, really, but it's just about driving me mad.

Imagine - Draw a rectangle to simulate a long banner which is going to hang from  a wall, with three eylets, top & bottom.  Superimpose text.

Now, when a real banner is hung, it will distort and droop where it is unsupported - ie. in between the eyelets.  The text, of course, will distort with the banner.

How do I do that in Designer?  I can get the banner background itself to do it (sort of), but how about the text?

Can't find anything in the tutorials which would help.  I just KNOW I'm going to feel foolish when I'm told, but, at the moment, I'm willing to risk it !!

Oh - just in case you haven't already guessed, this is my first outing with Designer.

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in designer you would have to do that by hand.

in photo there is a distort filter, but the design will be rasterized.

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Not a very good alternative but a Designer-only one:


text on sagging banner.afdesign

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Hi Each

Thanks for that.

I'm almost relieved that there's nothing to do exactly what I wanted ... thought I was going round the twist.

R C-R:   good thinking, but the curved text doesn't have that sort of irregular distortion I was hoping for.  I guess it's "too neat".

dutchshader: also good idea.  I didn't think about checking photo.  Not too bothered about rasterizing, since it would end up as a .jpg anyway.

Shall give that one a try.  It will test the common  file format, too!

Cheers each.  Thanks for your time.


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Just tried out mesh warp in Photo and, of course, it did exactly what I wanted.

If I may paraphrase Basil Fawlty, "Next Mastemind contestant, Suetonius, specialist subject, the bleedin' obvious" ... and I managed to come second!   ;)

Thanks again, all.

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