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Annoying text shape problem

Explorer ,
May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

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Hello!

I'm trying to get some text to conform to a specific shape, but it's doing stuff I don't want it to do.

Here's what's happening:

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The bottom looks correct, but it's bending the TOP part slightly. How can I prevent it from doing that?

I achieved this by drawing a block there, selecting both and doing Envelope Distort -> Make with Top Object

Help?

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Community Expert , May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

This would probably work better if you made 2 parts and distorted them with the free transform tool.

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Community Expert , May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

Also, make sure that the apostrophe is accurately aligned to the top of the other letters.

 

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Community Expert , May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

G5CD7,

 

In addition to what Monika and Kurt said, I (also) believe you will be happier if you start with a sharp inward corner at the bottom centre of the text and then round it later in a suitable way depending  on live/outlined, choice of general shape change, sun, moon, and weather.

 

Depending on the unshown artwork beneath, you may also consider the overall appearance at the sides.

 

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May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

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This would probably work better if you made 2 parts and distorted them with the free transform tool.

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May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

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You mean cut the text in half horizontally?
And have the top half be square?

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Community Expert ,
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I mean cut it vertically at the center.

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May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

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Can you share the Illustrator file (.ai) with the live Envelope object?

 

Also, which version of Illustrator are you using?

 

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Also, make sure that the apostrophe is accurately aligned to the top of the other letters.

 

draktis_001.png

 

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G5CD7,

 

In addition to what Monika and Kurt said, I (also) believe you will be happier if you start with a sharp inward corner at the bottom centre of the text and then round it later in a suitable way depending  on live/outlined, choice of general shape change, sun, moon, and weather.

 

Depending on the unshown artwork beneath, you may also consider the overall appearance at the sides.

 

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Explorer ,
Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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Thanks guys!

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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For my part you are welcome, G5CD7.

 

I hope you will share your findings.

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