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How do I space little squares around an oval in corel CS4 or 12?

Discussion in 'Corel' started by signmeup, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I have this customer's logo and he wants "dentil molding" around the oval. I did a couple by hand and then went blank. Something like "fit text to path" would be great...but for squares. Anyone know how?
     

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  2. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    You can do it with dashed Strokes in Illustrator, then "expand" it if it needs to be a vector.....
     
  3. Perks

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    Draw oval with 16 pt line thickness (no fill) and add 2nd selection in outline style selection drop down menu, then adjust to size 4.316 x 6.468 to see spacing between objects is even...convert outline to object under the arrange menu in corel 12.

    Perks
     
  4. signgal

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    "stripe" an outlined oval compounded would work in Flexi too
     
  5. Service Sign Co

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    The fit text to path with Arial square periods should work
     
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  6. signage

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    I would use the blend tool then select the path to follow.
     
  7. Service Sign Co

    Service Sign Co Very Active Member

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    That's the best way, I forgot about the blend tool
     
  8. Cross Signs

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    Good thinkin'
     
  9. sfr table hockey

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    Also in Illustrator you can use the blend feature where you can make a shape and have it follow a path and set to a number of how many you want. It's under "Options" then Blend. You can set it as a qty or a measurement. There is a lot more to it but might be another option. This way you could make a shape and use it instead of a font.
     
  10. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Ding ding ding!! We have a winner. Thanks. I learned a new skill. I had no idea you could do that with the blend tool. Worked great. I did the Ariel period and fitted it to path too.
     
  11. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Glad I could teach you something new!
     
  12. 300mphGraphics

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    I would have drawn an ellipse in the space desired, no fill, then used one of the dashed line under the "style" drop down on the outline pen tool.

    Funny how many ways to accomplish similar things.
     
  13. signgal

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    I was thinking the same thing... and now he prob'ly won't need it again for at least 7 months and will forget how to use it again. ROFL
     
  14. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Yeah...that's me signgal.
     
  15. signgal

    signgal Very Active Member

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    and me, sweetie... I speak of what I know :)
     
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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    That looks like a decent add on GX. Thanks. Here is what I did with the blend tool. He wanted little 3 stripped thingys going around the outside so the blend tool was just the ticket. I'll bet you could make a decent looking rope border the same way.
     

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