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Arc a serif font without distortion

Explorer ,
May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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There must be a way. But, when using a collegiate font with a word that has 4 letters or less, you can't use the arc tool without distorting the type. You can't manually set the letters because the serifs are clunky. So far, I haven't seen ONE example or tutorial that addresses this situation. I also haven't seen a plug-in which helps. FilterIt comes close, but it only "arches" the type, not "arc" it.

 

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Community Expert , May 22, 2022 May 22, 2022

brewcitywi,

 

As I (mis)understand it, I am afraid the long answer is careful manual work.

 

 

This thread is about a (dis)simimilar request, pointing back to a distant past:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/how-can-i-keep-top-third-of-text-untouched-while-curving-bottom-half/td-p/12186490

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May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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Not sure what you are asking here. What exactly are you expecting to happen?

 

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May 22, 2022 May 22, 2022

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Brewcity, Hi.

 

As Mylenium mentioned, at this point you have not given us what you are expecting. Maybe attaced an inspiration image of what you want.

 

Maybe something like this???

I used Type on a Path.

Show in Red is the path I used. Type is centered aligned.

Then Type>Type on Path>Path Options.

 

K

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May 22, 2022 May 22, 2022

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brewcitywi,

 

As I (mis)understand it, I am afraid the long answer is careful manual work.

 

 

This thread is about a (dis)simimilar request, pointing back to a distant past:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/how-can-i-keep-top-third-of-text-untouched-wh...

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