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Justin CrowellMorphing a line into text
by on Jul 11, 2014 at 3:50:12 am

Hi all,
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?

Thanks,
Justin



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Michael SzalapskiRe: Morphing a line into text
by on Jul 11, 2014 at 4:46:58 pm

You can create paths from text layers. You can paste paths into shape layers. Keyframe a line's path and paste the text layer's path into it?

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Justin CrowellRe: Morphing a line into text
by on Jul 12, 2014 at 4:35:24 am

Thanks, Michael:
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:



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Michael SzalapskiRe: Morphing a line into text
by on Jul 14, 2014 at 3:38:17 pm

It would require some tweaking of the animation of the paths for sure. I'm not sure there is a very "efficient" way to do this.

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