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Hi,

I am new to this forum and I have some text that I am trying to layout in Coreldraw v.10.

The font is in Benguiat Bk BT and I am trying to get something laid out to be printed on the back, but I need the characters to be larger, yet still proportionate and to fit in the space. The length of the text is to be 12" and the customer would like the text to be approximate 3-4" in height, and not look awkward (so no stretching, etc.).

I have seen this done before on "SECURITY" or "COLLEGE" shirts - large characters, but still proportionate to each other.

Does anyone have any advice on how to accomplish this, or if this method "manipulating" text is called anything specific, please let me know.

I know there has to be a simple way to do this, but I am jsut clueless..
Thanks in advance,
Alycia
 

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if you are trying to shrink it in porpotion?, just go:

1. Hi-ligh the text w/Arrow tool
2. Left top dot, reduce it by draging it to the size you want.

or key in the width or hight you want.
 

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When you enlarge the font to 12" length in proportion it very well may not be 3-4 inches tall. This all depends on the style of lettering. You can stretch it to that height but it wont be in proportion.

You can set up you word for the exact height you want and then reduce or increase spacing between the letters to get to your length.
 

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T-BOT said:
if you are trying to shrink it in porpotion?, just go:

1. Hi-ligh the text w/Arrow tool
2. Left top dot, reduce it by draging it to the size you want.

or key in the width or hight you want.
Actually, when we pull the text out to 12 inches, it is about one inch high, which just won't work. To get it 3 inches high, it would be a length that would run off the back of the tshirt.

(I work with Alcyia.)

Thanks! Juli
 

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oh, forgot.

you can use the shape tool to stretch the word to 12" wide with out altering the letter hight or the letters them selfs, they will remain the same/font/exactly (in porpotion). :)
 

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technochick said:
Actually, when we pull the text out to 12 inches, it is about one inch high, which just won't work. To get it 3 inches high, it would be a length that would run off the back of the tshirt.

(I work with Alcyia.)

Thanks! Juli
Yep...thats what I thought would happen with that tall a letter. The problem is really the font choice more than anything...you can scale it in proportion and you can stretch or reduce it out of proportion. You can reduce the spacing between letters or you can choose a taller condensed font.

You may be able to create a box the size you need and apply the font to a path but not sure it wouldnt distort again...probably would in reality.
 
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