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Bill Morris
text spline?
on Dec 9, 2009 at 6:56:07 pm

Is there a way of creative a single spline running through brush script, or any cursive, connected text that mimics handwriting? I don't want an outline, but rather, one single line that runs through the middle of the text. It looks like it can be done with brush strokes.


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Vincent Rosati
Re: text spline?
on Dec 9, 2009 at 7:41:42 pm

Check the thread "Make a double path one path"
http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/245/860964#860964

I'm not sure if this will do exactly what you want, but it's a possible solution.

Or, you could draw a path with the pen tool.

Vince

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Bill Morris
Re: text spline?
on Dec 9, 2009 at 7:46:42 pm

Thanks, I'll check it out!


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Thie Thomsen
Re: text spline?
on Dec 9, 2009 at 8:38:53 pm

The funny thing is, there are fonts that do this. They are usually used in CAD applications.

i've found a couple of different ones over here, but sadly, they won't work correctly in Illustrator. Something to do with postscript fonts needing closed paths.
http://www.featurecam.com/general/support/engrave_fonts.asp

You could however use these fonts in a cad app (qcad is a decent free one) and import the lines into illustrator (where you can manipulate and stroke them to your hearts delight).


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Bill Morris
Re: text spline?
on Dec 9, 2009 at 8:58:15 pm

Thank you!


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