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Pat Hindman
Outlines of warped text for vinyl cutting?
on Mar 23, 2010 at 5:09:51 pm

Hello,

I'm not super-experienced in Illustrator but I can usually get around and get done what I need to do. I am trying to help a friend with graphics needs for a startup vinyl cutting business. As many of you know, vinyl cutting is all about outlines (which I'm having to learn the hard way).

I'm trying to recreate a logo that has arched text. I've arched the text and matched it perfectly in using the Warp/Arch effect. However, when I view it in Outlines view, the text still looks normal (non-arched) even before or after converting to outlines?!?

Should I be concerned about this? My friend has always asked me to view what I do in outlines to minimize overlapping paths, etc etc. I want to make sure his vinyl cutter cuts the "arched" lines and not how it's looks when viewed in Outline mode.

Thanks very much!


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les nemeth
Re: Outlines of warped text for vinyl cutting?
on Mar 24, 2010 at 6:31:01 am

Select the arched logo, then Object > Expand Appearance.


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Pat Hindman
Re: Outlines of warped text for vinyl cutting?
on Mar 24, 2010 at 1:58:55 pm

Perfect! Thanks Les!! That did the trick! I love this forum!!!

Thanks again!

Pat


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