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I need help! Adobe Illustrator

Discussion in 'Adobe Forum:' started by CarterDesign, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. CarterDesign

    CarterDesign New Member

    so, they way i usually want curved text is by typing onto a path, but when i type on to a circular path it does nothing but type inside and not on the path!
    Extremely frustrating!! please help
     
  2. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    What software ya using?
     
  3. CarterDesign

    CarterDesign New Member

    As of now im usuing illustrator cs5.1.
    I need to upgrade i know :p
     
  4. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Can you post screen shots of what you're doing?
     
  5. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    You need to use the Type on a Path tool to follow the contours of the circle, otherwise it just places the text inside and constrains it there.

    Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 14.59.41.jpg
     
  6. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    Do you mean this? Screen Shot 2014-07-12 at 15.30.08.jpg

    If so, as mentioned above you need to use the Type on Path tool.
     
  7. CarterDesign

    CarterDesign New Member

    Thats my problem, im using the type on path tool, and its not typing on the path, its not even working for a normal pen tool path, very agrivating :p
    I'm sure i'll find out whats gone wrong
     
  8. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    Could you post up a screen shot to show what you are doing?
     
  9. CarterDesign

    CarterDesign New Member

    ah, i found what the problem was...

    my type tool messed up, just restarted and its working fine now..
    Derp moment..
     

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