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I have read posts for the last 2 hours and can't find what I need and I am in a major time crunch! It probably doesnt' help any that I really don't know what to call what I am looking for so I can search it properly. . .

I am trying to make one word text go from big to small all in the same straight line.

Can someone please help me do this as well as educate me on the term to describe what I am trying to do :O)

Thanks a lot!!
 

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Envelope tool in Corel, distortion in Flexi but I dont know what it is in AI. If the text is an object you should be able to manipulate the nodes. You should also be able to create a shape and text to the shape.
 

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Look for "Horizontal Distort" under the Warp Options

Also you would want to then click Object/Envelope Distort/Expand from the menu to use it as a cut file.

Hope that helps.
 

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The first text was achieved by simply increasing the point size on each letter by 10 pts each time.

The second text was achieved by using the warp options.

The third text, and the best looking option in my opinion, was achieved by converting the text to outlines and then going to Effect> Distort & Transform> Free Distort and simply dragging one of the corner nodes while holding the shift key down.

Edit: Troy's post explains the second option in my picture in more detail. I hadn't refreshed the page before I posted my explanation and I hadn't seen that he already suggested the Warp Options.
 

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Hello,

What you are looking for is called Reshaping Text using an Envelope Warp in Illustrator. This will make "one word text go from big to small all in the same straight line."


Go to the tool bar and click Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Warp> The Warp Options dialogue box will show settings and a preview box to use.

To get the look you want try the rise>horizontal radio button> Zero Bend>then go to the Distortion slider and try for a negative slide around -50 or more. Do not use the Vertical slider.

Hope this will help with your education!;)
 
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