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Adobe® Illustrator® 10 Classroom in a Book® by Adobe Creative Team

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Reshaping text with an envelope

You'll add a simple envelope effect to the Tai Chi title to distort the text in the shape of the envelope and make the text follow the curve of the body. Envelopes are objects that distort or reshape selected objects.

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Click the selection tool () in the toolbox.
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With the Tai Chi title still selected, choose Object > Envelope Distort > Make With Warp.
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In the Warp Options dialog box, select Preview to see how the effect will appear. You'll select a preset warp shape for your envelope. You can also make an envelope using the topmost selected object in your artwork, or a mesh object or objects on your artboard—including ...

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