I'm trying to start with a line (or, a pair of parallel horizontal lines) and have it morph into a line of outline text (screenshot below). You'll notice there is some ghosting on the text, but I can live without that.
So...I've looked at a variety of options, but I'm struggling with a few things:
1) using an open path (ie, a line)
2) Dealing with many masks or paths (several letters from two lines).
Any thoughts on an efficient and nice-looking way to do this?
The biggest problem with that is that when I create paths from text, it creates many paths. I can't paste all of those paths into the line's paths. Also, it's not exactly the look I'm aiming for, even for one letter: I'd like the line itself to wrap around into the outline, as opposed to separating into two lines as show below: