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Trying to curve/deforme some text in Illustrator

New Here ,
Oct 04, 2022 Oct 04, 2022

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Hi there,

I am trying to reproduce the effect seen on the text «Tortugas» in the image bellow. We can see that the typo is deformed in a way that results in a kind of «curvy» text. Each single letter is deformed according to a «virtual curve».

Anyone knows how to achieve that in Illustrator? Version's 26.3.1

Thanks!

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Community Expert , Oct 04, 2022 Oct 04, 2022

That is an often-requested transformation that is missing from Illustrator's Envelope Distort. 

You can do an upper arch, or a lower arch with the letter edges still upright, but the full arch angles the letters outward. 

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Enthusiast , Oct 05, 2022 Oct 05, 2022

Alzoin, Hi.

 

If you want your text curved and the characters to be vertical, another way is to use Type on a Path with Skew. (Type>Type on Path>Skew)

 

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Oct 04, 2022 Oct 04, 2022

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Here is the said image:

 

DaytonaTortugas.png

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That is an often-requested transformation that is missing from Illustrator's Envelope Distort. 

You can do an upper arch, or a lower arch with the letter edges still upright, but the full arch angles the letters outward. 

Screen Shot 2022-10-04 at 4.51.31 PM.pngScreen Shot 2022-10-04 at 4.51.56 PM.png

Screen Shot 2022-10-04 at 4.52.13 PM.png

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The Arch should do it.

 

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Alright. Thanks for the tip!

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Alzoin, Hi.

 

If you want your text curved and the characters to be vertical, another way is to use Type on a Path with Skew. (Type>Type on Path>Skew)

 

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Ohhh yesh that is closer to what I am looking for. I guess a mix of the two options will be the best. Thanks!

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