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How to get text to form an oval ?

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by imaSIGNr, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    How do I get text to form the shape of an oval on the bottom outside only and the text to be upright ? Seems I've done this before, but I can't seem to do it now......Thanx anyone..

    FLEXI....I thought that was obvious since this is the Flexi section.
    This is what I need to do. I've already recreated the graphic, but I need the text underneath....Thanx
     

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  2. GK

    GK Very Active Member

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    What software?
     
  3. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    Flexi
     
  4. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    Not sure exactly the effect you want but try the distort function and use the arch top or balloon.
     
  5. livoniasigns

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    use the flexi arc text tool.
     
  6. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    I can only get it to read upright on top the oval or it's upside down when it's on the bottom of the oval.
     
  7. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    The only effect I want is to get the text to follow the shape of the oval on the outside of the oval bottom with an offset from the oval too and to be able to read it right side up ( in Arial )
    The fine print on the bottom of the oval in my attachment in black.
     
  8. Rhino

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    Do you have Illustrator? I can do it in that but I've never played with Flexi...
     
  9. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    No, I don't have Illustrator...I can do it with the distortion tools in Flexi, but I can only form it around the oval with the letters distorted. I forgot to say I don't want the letters distorted. I only want the text to follow the oval with an offset margin.
     
  10. high impact

    high impact Very Active Member

    Check out the text options in the design central flyout window. I know you can change text location on the oval inside that tab. Sorry I am not at the shop right now to explain it exactly.
     
  11. high impact

    high impact Very Active Member

    Select the arc text tool. The text will start where you place your cursor to type...then while the text is highlighted you can select the placement options for the oval. This will move the text to your location of choice.
     
  12. Service Sign Co

    Service Sign Co Very Active Member

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    you need to create a path with the create path tool and draw it under the oval to get the text upright
     
  13. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    The arc text tool only seems to work on a circle......I might be numb...
     
  14. Air Art Girl

    Air Art Girl Very Active Member

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    just keep making the circle as big as you need to fit the shape you need.
     
  15. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    No matter how big you get a circle it never will fit an oval.
     
  16. Service Sign Co

    Service Sign Co Very Active Member

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    The create path tool is the one that looks like a pen tip. You can also use the freehand drawing tool. Pencil icon
     
  17. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    I have to draw it in ? I can't type it in ?....I'm feeling kinda stupid I know. I usually just figure these things out. It seems so basic...
    :help:
     
  18. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Create the oval then use the path text tool and click on the outer edge of the oval. Use the flip path text button in design central to do the bottom.
     
  19. imaSIGNr

    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    This is what I was trying to do, but doesn't seem to work for me. I thought I've done this before , but it doesn't seem to have what I want to work with here.
     
  20. Service Sign Co

    Service Sign Co Very Active Member

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    Or duplicate the oval to the desired size and slice it. I'll try others suggestions also, Im kinda lost in Flexi sometime
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2008
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