Creating a shape with text - possible?

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Postby Tenex » July 15th, 2013, 5:36 pm

[Not a designer etc so excuse if the question isn't completely clear]

I need to print some text in a shape for a child's school project, is this possible with Art Text?

For example, assume the desired shape is a bucket, is there a way of either

1. printing text within a bucket outline to "fill" the bucket, or

2. printing text without an outline but in a way that it resembles a bucket on the page (so like 1. above but without the outline)?

If not with Art Text any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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Postby Nick » July 16th, 2013, 3:03 am

Hi Tenex,

Since text cannot flow around a shape, you need to manually adjust the width of text lines to make them resemble a bucket.

One of ways is following. Decide how many lines of text you need. It can help if you can arrange the text in lines so that they form a bucket (make longer the upper lines, and shorter the bottom lines). Then, in the Layer Content window with the text editor open, select each line and adjust its width using the Kerning control.

While you are working on the shape of the text, place a bucket image in the background to use its contour. When done, you can hide the layer with the bucket if it is not needed in the final image.

If your design allows this, vary the font in the beginning of your work to find a better one.

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Postby Tenex » July 16th, 2013, 6:47 am

Thanks for the advice, I'll give it a try.

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