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Can't find the tutorial: How to make text follow path

Post by rogermate » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:41 am

Regular follow path is easy, I'm trying to have text follow a path so each letter follows the path, not like an entire word or sentence.

Can't find the video tutorial that I watched once before which showed the trick to get text to follow a path, one letter at a time.

Or if someone knows the step - it was easy if i remember right, please refresh my old brain...
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Re: Can't find the tutorial: How to make text follow path

Post by hayasidist » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:12 am

select the layer you want to follow the path, then when you choose the follow path tool hold ALT when you click the path to follow.
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Re: Can't find the tutorial: How to make text follow path

Post by rogermate » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:37 am

Doh! That's too easy :oops:


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Re: Can't find the tutorial: How to make text follow path

Post by hammerjammer » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:54 pm

hayasidist wrote:select the layer you want to follow the path, then when you choose the follow path tool hold ALT when you click the path to follow.
When I hold the alt key and select the path to follow, nothing happens. it doesn't work.
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Re: Can't find the tutorial: How to make text follow path

Post by Víctor Paredes » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:33 am

hammerjammer wrote:
hayasidist wrote:select the layer you want to follow the path, then when you choose the follow path tool hold ALT when you click the path to follow.
When I hold the alt key and select the path to follow, nothing happens. it doesn't work.
Be sure to create a vector layer instead of a text layer (uncheck "create text layer" in the text window). Right now, text layers can't be bent, but you can bend a vector layer.
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Re: Can't find the tutorial: How to make text follow path

Post by hammerjammer » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:48 pm

selgin wrote:
hammerjammer wrote:
hayasidist wrote:select the layer you want to follow the path, then when you choose the follow path tool hold ALT when you click the path to follow.
When I hold the alt key and select the path to follow, nothing happens. it doesn't work.
Be sure to create a vector layer instead of a text layer (uncheck "create text layer" in the text window). Right now, text layers can't be bent, but you can bend a vector layer.
Thank you. That was making me crazy. I found that when you create a text layer in the "Layer toolbar" on the right of the screen, your not given the choice to uncheck "create text layer". that little box is not there. BUT, if you click the "T" in the Tools toolbar on left, then you are given the choice to check or to uncheck "create text layer". This was and is very confusing to me. I thought they would the same thing, but they are slightly different than each other.
Thanks for your help Selgin

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Re: Can't find the tutorial: How to make text follow path

Post by hayasidist » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:43 pm

yeah -- I think the OP dates back to the AS8 days when there wasn't a "text" layer type - just vectors... a lot of info in "older" posts has been overtaken by developments in AS... wondering if it might be time (or maybe starting with the arrival of AS10) to have version specific "how do I" etc...???
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Re: Can't find the tutorial: How to make text follow path

Post by uncle808us » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:39 pm

What if you want one letter to show up then the next and so on.. Like on a ticker tape.
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Re: Can't find the tutorial: How to make text follow path

Post by uncle808us » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:59 pm

Got the whole thing following but have some nasty black lines. Any ideas?
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