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Bending Type Without Special Software
. . . I had several of our readers in eWorld inquire
about "bending type" and "which modification program is best".
One reader said they needed to have the top of the type flat, with the bottom arched.
. . . We've selected ITC Machine as
our type face, and after converting to outlines, we drag out an oval as our guide.
In order to get a smooth, gentle oval I moved down the screen and pulled out from
the center line. A quick command converts that oval to a guideline that my anchor
points will later snap to.
. . . If your software doesn't access
the actual type outlines, you'll have to trace the letters with the polygon tool,
and at that point it might be prudent to go ahead and spring for some software.
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