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Riccardo Apedduunbend an arrow from a logo
by on Jul 7, 2010 at 9:08:44 pm

I have a logo,as seen in the picture, with two bended arrows.
i need to make them appear straighten from both left and right sides of the screen.the two arrows have to bend back in the center in order to restore the original to make it? the logo is in photoshop project file.

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Dave LaRondeRe: unbend an arrow from a logo
by on Jul 8, 2010 at 1:02:13 pm

Think about each arrow as if it were two lines and two half-arrowheads. Build each half-arrowhead. Build a mask path in the shape of the lines. Copy the mask path for a line to its corresponding half-arrowhead's position property. Then animate the position of the half-arrowhead and the line using the stroke effect.

To keep the half-arrowhead moving properly, you'll want to use the orient to path command to make it follow the curves the right way.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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