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How to align OBJECTS to path in Coreldraw...?

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by VTSigns, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. VTSigns

    VTSigns Member

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    I would like to know how to align objects to irregular (curved, ect) paths in Coreldraw. For instance I have circles that I need to fit to the path of a triangle for instance (equally spaced). I'm not asking how to align text to an object, I'm asking how to align objects to irregular paths. Anyone?
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    cant really, but maybe create an artistic brush/style and apply to the path?
     
  3. Cyw

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    Yep, you can use an Artistic Media brush or buy a macro from Oberon that works well.
    Also, if your circles are just regular old circles, you can use a font that has a round period.......that way you can still use fit text to path. Size and spacing would be adjustable on the fly just like normal.
     
  4. Cyw

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    Forgot to mention using a Blend
    that may be the quickest & easiest way

    (1)make 2 circles
    (2) apply the blend then point the arrow to the irregular path you have
    (3) blend along full path and adjust spacing as necessary

    A few clicks and you're done
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    oh yeah -- this! just tried it, works a treat
     
  6. TyrantDesigner

    TyrantDesigner Art! Hot and fresh.

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    wow, that actually worked, kind of screwy to do so ... but putting the blend to a new path works great.

    kudos on letting us see a different PATH to the solution!
     
  7. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    :rock-n-roll: That's actually pretty cool. Neat alternative thinking on that one!
     
  8. VTSigns

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    Maybe I'm making this one too hard. What would be the easiest way to create all the oblong shapes that go around the border of this logo?
     

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  9. Robert Boyd

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    For circles , stars and similar objects I use the common bullets font and use fit text to path
     
  10. fresh

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    there are two ways I would try. The first is I would type a bunch of the letter i, and then fit it to a circle path.

    If that doesn't work, you can make your shape, and then using the TRANSFORMATION function, use the radius transform. You need to play around with the settings to get what you want.

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    I just figured something out... Use the guides to find the 0/0 point on your artboard. Then place your object on one of the lines and set the starting point on the transform box to 0/0. I am not really good at using words to explain this, so please check out the attached pictures to see what I did.

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    AND i added another way using the rotate function.
     

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  11. basicmetal

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    You can also create the shape you want to copy along the path & then copy (Ctrl+C). Select the text tool anywhere on your page & paste (Ctrl+V). Your shape can then be changes as if it were a font as well as using the Fit Text To Path tool.
     
  12. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    nifty tip, but it looks like it rasterizes the shape - I will experiment more to make sure
     
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