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Old October 12th, 2010, 03:01 AM   #1
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Arched text in AFX

hi guys, well this is a bit embarrassing,
how can you curve some text around a shield?
not round a world, Universal style, I can do that, lol,
just around a police shield.
been playing with this for half hour and cant get it.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 04:37 PM   #2
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I usually build that sort of graphic in Photoshop (you can type text on curves, etc.), then import the elements into AE. There may be a way to do it in AE, but it's certainly easy in PS :)
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Old October 12th, 2010, 06:55 PM   #3
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Hi Gerald. With your text layer selected draw a path with your pen tool (or copy/paste the path if you have one already). Twirl open your text layer and in Path Options select the mask - you can also align it etc. Hope that helps.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 10:47 PM   #4
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thanks guys,
yeah worked it out shortly after posting, tried the pen tool, but ended up going with creating a shape mask and using that as a text path.
worked perfect.
amazing though, i thought i was going alright with AFX, and then BAM!
feel like a newb again! lol
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