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Jagged Edges using Warp Tool

Community Beginner ,
Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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Hello, 

 

I have been trying to use the warp tool to ripple some type. But I want the type to still remain clean on the edges. When I do the effect, it seems to produce these uneven edges. I am not sure how to fix this. I played with the individual settings on the warp tool, but nothing produced a more smooth edge. What should I do? (I also tried using the wave/flag tool to produce a similar effect, but it didn't quite match what I wanted)

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Community Expert , Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

Hi for this example I used the flag effect on a simple rectangle first (not directly on the type). Then I expanded the appearance of the distorted rectangle and used this as the envelope to distort the live type. This keeps the edges much nicer.

Flag Warp EffectFlag Warp EffectExpand AppearanceExpand AppearanceEnvelope Distort with Top ObjectEnvelope Distort with Top ObjectWorks with live typeWorks with live type

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Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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Does it still look like this when you go into CPU preview?

Does it still look like this when you expand it?

 

Can you please show the mesh you used as well as the font?

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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Hey, this was coming up when I exported it as a png, as well as it was showing up in the illustrator file. It looks the same when expanded, and the font is Balgin! Thanks for the response! 

 

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Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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I also havent used the mesh tool yet, just the warp tool. Should I use the mesh tool instead? 

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Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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When you apply a warp, you get a mesh as a result. Did you edit that mesh in any way? Can you upload that AI file to Dropbox or the like?

 

Is that a freefont?

Does it work better with other fonts?

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Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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I think I figured it out, I really appreciate your support!! 

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Glad you could solve it!

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Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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Do you mean a result like this?

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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Hey there, yeah something like that. I wanted a bit more control over the warping of the type, so I was using the warp tool. But I know that you can do something similar with the wave/flag effects. What did you do here for this type? Do you think I should just stick to the mesh tool? Would that decrease the uneven edges on the type better? 

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Hi for this example I used the flag effect on a simple rectangle first (not directly on the type). Then I expanded the appearance of the distorted rectangle and used this as the envelope to distort the live type. This keeps the edges much nicer.

Flag Warp EffectFlag Warp EffectExpand AppearanceExpand AppearanceEnvelope Distort with Top ObjectEnvelope Distort with Top ObjectWorks with live typeWorks with live type

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Oh my gosh this is so helpful. I didn't even think to do that. I really appreciate it! 

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You are welcome!

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