Can't seem to use Direct Selection tool on Text wrap points around a photo

Explorer ,
Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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I am sure that I have been able to do this in the past. I'm using CC2021 now... I have placed a cutout photo on my illustrator file and made a text wrap... I am sure that I used to be able to select the direct selection tool to manipulate the individual points of the text wrap so that I can get the text to wrap correctly.... when did it stop working?

In my photo attachment, I want to adjust the text wrap points so that the "We" moves to next to "recognize"....

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

Use the Direct Selection tool to carefully click on the edge of the text wrap, and it should work.

When I have a complex text wrap, sometimes I fnd it easier not to create a text wrap on the photo itself. Using the Pen tool I create a separate shape with no fill no stroke and apply the wrap to that.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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How did you get to where you are with the path?

 

You can  select the image

Object >> flatten transparency

Select the entire path

Cut the Path to clipboa rd

paste in front, and set a text wrap on the path

 

I grabbed the top point and moved up

 

Screen Shot 2022-07-22 at 7.17.49 PM.jpg

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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Hi @agapesmile516,

 

Sorry to hear about the trouble you are facing. In addition to @MikeGondek, suggestion you may try and check out the following workflow, click once on the anchor point using the direct selection tool wait for a second, and click again to move it.

 

If that doesn't help, would you mind sharing the file with us? We'll check it at our end.

 

Looking forward to your response.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Anshul Saini

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Use the Direct Selection tool to carefully click on the edge of the text wrap, and it should work.

When I have a complex text wrap, sometimes I fnd it easier not to create a text wrap on the photo itself. Using the Pen tool I create a separate shape with no fill no stroke and apply the wrap to that.

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