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    Default Re: Strung Out on String Text - Cool Text Effect

    Just, F A N T A S T I C
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    Default Re: Strung Out on String Text - Cool Text Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Burpee View Post
    Very cool text indeed....looks like fun. I'd give it a try too but I don't know how.
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    Default Re: Strung Out on String Text - Cool Text Effect

    Well, you did say to give it a try....and I want to. Just thought you might have missed putting the link in to how you did it.
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    I'm working on a tutorial for anyone who'd like to give this a go. I just like to give everyone a chance to try and figure it out for themselves, first. Plus, it takes oodles more time to write up a tutorial (even a mini one) than it does to create the actual effect. Bear with me though, as I have a habit of getting side-tracked.

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    Tried with blended lines turned into shapes and the letters added ... am I close?
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    This looks very cool can't wait for the tutorial!!
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    Default Re: Strung Out on String Text - Cool Text Effect

    John,

    Yep! You're on the right track. Use an odd number of steps in your blend, convert to shapes, ungroup, then create two groups from the ungrouped shapes, one of odd numbered blend shapes and one from the even numbered blend shapes. Convert your text to shapes, then mould each letter to the shape of the top and bottom curved lines/shapes. Then either subtract or intersect the text with the 'even number' line/shape group. Color to suit and add a background to make the 'String Text' stand out.

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    Default Re: Strung Out on String Text - Cool Text Effect

    Neat idea! I shall have a bash at that later. Thanks Harry
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    Default Re: Strung Out on String Text - Cool Text Effect

    A few more lines needed methinks! The idea's there though.
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    Default Re: Strung Out on String Text - Cool Text Effect

    Right on! Yes, you've definitely got the concept. I'd say either use more lines or try it with lines that are a bit thicker. Just for reference, not a magic number or anything, I used a 41 step blend for the 'HARRY' string text graphic.

    Nicely done,
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