Post # 1
Hi Bees –
I’m attaching a pic of what I would like my save the dates to look like – alot of words within the boundary of the shape of a wineglass, or a winebottle, or possibly both. I’ve been wracking my brain and have tried everything with photoshop and illustrator to get textboxes to fit the boundaries of an object, but everything i’ve done looks like a pile of poo.
Can anyone with design experience give me some pointers on how to proceed? I work at a fine arts high school with access to really good software, so if you can advise me on any software you’ve used, chances are i will have access to it.
Post # 3
I’m not an expert but for the most part, with the exception of the bottom of the glass……that design was manipulated into placement while in the TYPE tool. When you’re in the type tool, you can change the spacing on characters and what not. I’m almost sure that the lines were done one by one.
Post # 4
i think this tutorial will help you. it just uses photoshop. you should be able to import a wine bottle shape into your custom shapes to use for your bounding box. good luck!
Post # 6
@MrsCunningham2B: i love photoshop tutorials! there are so many great ones online. i’m totally self-taught but would say i’m pretty darn good at this point, and it’s a big part of my job. i’m still torn whether those invites used a bounding box or if it was done line by line as you suggested….i think there’s a good chance it was actually done line by line by a professional designer, but it would be super tedious to replicate it that way if you’re not an experienced designer. i can see mself wasting hours on a project like this. is it weird that now i kind of want to try my hand at this? i love pushing myself to learn new design skills.
Post # 7
@pb and j:be my guest
Thanks so much for the help bees – i knew this was the right way to turn. My fiance will be so upset when he sees I can do something computer-related without his help!