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Curvy text line on top of the vector shape

Posted on 2010-09-15
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Hello!
I know how to create a curvy text line by using pen tool and Text-Attach to Path command. That's easy. BUT...what  if I want to PLACE that kinda curvy text on top of a real vector shape, say an ellipse. What should be my workflow? The way I do is...First I create a vector object, say, ellipse. Then I create some text. Then I use the same way as I described above (ie. select both things with shift key and go to Text-Attach to Path). But the problem is...The vector object disappears! And all I have instead is just a curvy text on top of where there USED TO BE the vector object.
But I want to keep BOTH-the text and the object together. How that can be achieved?
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Question by:cromartie1974
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by:glenn_1984
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Do you have an example?
If I am reading this correctly,  duplicate the vector object first. Cut and paste to same position.
Then follow your procedure above.
Either the original or duplicate object should remain visible.
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by:cromartie1974
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I dublicated a layer and it seems to be working fine. But before I give your your point, just a small thing...
When I tried to do that with other vector objects that you find BELOW the tools, like spiral or star...And when I tried to use Attach to Path command after selecting both the text and the shape, the command was greyed out in the upper menu, why is that?
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by:glenn_1984
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I suspect the command was deactivated because the Star is not considered a path or FW only considers drawn objects a vector object.

Remember, FW does vector AND bitmap objects...only the objects from the grouping on the left, that go with the ellipse are vector objects.

Glad it worked.
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by:cromartie1974
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Sorry, but I didn't understand what you said about a grouping on the left. Where is that? Left of what?
I was talking about a group of tools that we find in Vector section (where rectangle, ellipse and polygon tools are and BELOW we have a bunch of others). You think that the objects below aren't vector ones?
And how can I distinguish between those 2 groups of objects, ie. vector and bitmap.
Also, a word bitmap....is it the same as raster?
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glenn_1984 earned 500 total points
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On the Left Vertical tool bar you should see the word Vector.
Everything between the lines are Vector Graphics.
And you are correct, you can only seem to attach to some paths, not all.
They are ALL vectors. my error.

Raster is the same as bitmap.
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