How to change letters but keep proportions?

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Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022

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I'm new to adobe so it's taking me a while to figure things out but I would be glad if someone could help me?

I have some lettering that has previously been printed out as labels, however I now want to change this lettering but keep all the sizes and dimensions etc. But I have absolutley no idea how to go about changing the letters. 😄 Any ideas?

 

I have attached image of what I currently have but happy to send more pictures if required. 

Thanks! 

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Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022

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I'm sorry, but I don't understand what it is that you want to change.

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Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022

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Sorry to be unclear!🙈 I want to change the phrase 'What sets us apart' to 'Long service award'. 

But I want to keep all the sizes of that current lettering. So that when it is printed it is the same size. But I dont know where to start to go about doing this. Does that make sense?

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Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022

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If it is actually live type then you can change the phrase to whatever you want. See my first post for more details about live type.

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Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022

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Is the image you're showing actually live type? If so you can select it with the Type tool and simply change the font in the Character Panel. To see if it's live type go through the View Menu to Outline. If you still see the letters and they are filled in in black then it is live type. If you see only the outline of the letters then it is still vector art and you can change the color of it and it's size and even manually manipulate the letters using the selection tools but you won't be able to change its general appearance into another font. If all you see in the Outline mode is a blank rectangle then it is an image and the only thing you'll be able to do is change the overall size of it. To get back to Preview use View Menu>Preview.

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Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022

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Thanks! It appears to be still the vector art as it is only the outline of the letters. Is there anyway of converting to a 'live type' so I can change the wording at all or will I just have to do it manually? 

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Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022

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Unfortunately, no. It will have to be reset. See Jacob Bugge's suggestions below for some ways to go about doing that.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022

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Hello @Lexi253931792io9,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I hope the suggestions shared by Bill helped resolve the problem. If not, kindly try the steps shared in these tutorials and check if it helps:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sta8uCzqrAE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_p2A0YyqH4

 

Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Thanks,

Anubhav

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Aug 02, 2022 Aug 02, 2022

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Lex,

 

As I (mis)understand it, the best way would be to:

 

1) Establish which font it is and use that if possible, or use one that is close enough for you.

 

You can try the Adobe Fonts site (upload an image, clicking to the right in the search box, to find the same or similar) and have immediate access to your find(s),

https://fonts.adobe.com/


or you can use Photoshop to find the same or similar Adobe Font as described here,
https://helpx.adobe.com/in/photoshop/how-to/match-font-image.html


or you can try the following font finder sites,

https://www.whatfontis.com/
http://www.identifont.com/
https://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/
https://www.fontsquirrel.com/matcherator

http://www.bowfinprintworks.com/ScriptIDGuide.html (Script fonts)


or hope that someone here knows it.

 

2) Write the new text once you have the/a font to work with.

 

3) Place the new text on top of the old outlined text and change width, height, and position, for best fit.

 

You can do that by changing the values in the W and H boxes Transform panel and move the new text round with the Arrow keys and/or ClickDrag with the Selection Tool and/or change the X and Y values.

 

If you outline the new text you can start by aligning it to the old one using the Align panel; it is very likely that it will be best to end up making adjustments based purely on visual appearance.

 

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Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

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Ok, thanks! I will try this. 

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Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

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For my part you are welcome, Lex.

 

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