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Discussion in 'Adobe' started by wsteely7, Oct 8, 2006.
In Adobe Illustrator 8
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I need to do this flat on top and arched below. any help would be appreciated.
distort with envelope two waves top,is what i used
Illustrator 8 does not have a warp tool (or envelope tool) to do this kind of art. Adobe didn't introduce it into Illustrator until Illustrator 10 so trying to do it in Ill. 8 will just drive you nuts....
And Corel Draw has been doing this how long???????
Theres a great little plug in for illustrator, and it will work in 8, called Filterit.
Heres the site.
I use it and it works great.
That looks to be a mighty handy little plug-in John. Thanks for posting... I tend to work in Illustrator 9 cuz' it's on my main machine, and this would stop me from having to jump programs (or machines) to get what I need!!
yours dont or didnt!!LOL
??? Maybe I'm a little slow (okay - no maybe about it - I confess).... I hate when I don't get the joke - especially when it's on me!!!
Just messing with ya Big Dawg no harm,,i meant to post the link as Deat did,but got the boot From my network connection,!!!!! that would have cleared things up!!!!!
gotchya (my word for the day) I don't feel quite so dumb now..
I downloaded the plugin tryout version, I will let you know how it is working.
in adobe go to your effects then go down to warp choose arc lower the bend slider take it to the negative side then you have that effect
Only if you have Illustrator 10 or higher...
Funny I have been trying to do this in flexi 7.6 and even under distort in the effects menu I can not get the job done. Am I just doin' it wrong or is it not possible in flexi?
not tryin' to highjack your thread. Sorry!
I don't do much layout in Flexi but try this:
Flip the text(object) then apply the "Arch-Top" distortion from the distort menu. Set it and then you can flip the object back right side up and adjust the effect.
If you are using the warp tool in Illustrator. After you apply the effect don't forget to expand the path so your path actually takes the shape you want and isn't just visually represented that way. I'm not sure how that plug-in works if you have to expand it or not but in Illustrator 10 and up it must be expanded.
I tried the plugin and it seems to work, the trial version is good for 30 uses, then about $130 bucks for the complete plugin. well worth it.
thanks for all the help. I need this for one job that I am going to send to Stouse for some Car Dealer license plates.