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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    I discovered I can save AI as PDF and open them in Photoshop and then save as .psd . . . . it all works in the end LOL
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    I have windows, but figured it was worth a shot anyhow. Holding down Alt when clicking on pencil tool (in illustrator) changes it to blend/smooth. Haven't tried it yet, but I'm excited to. Finally have some success . . . :)
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    I found that same site too, but my tools palette is different. That must only apply to CS4, as when I click on the pencil tool (right or left) in CS5 there are no further options. But thanks!
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    I found an easier way to do this in Illustrator. Maybe this will help someone. On the top Menu under "Effect" select "Outline Object" . . . THEN take your pen tool and it automatically clicks along the edge of the object. The closer together your "nodes" are, the smoother your line will be. So...
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    Yeah, I only just got the CS5 Master Suite and that set me back a bit. It will be awhile before I can upgrade.
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    I simply outlined a curvy line with my pencil tool. Hovered over it with the text tool and started typing. It followed the line perfectly as shown below (albeit my line isn't perfectly curved. It was definitely MUCH easier than all of the work I was trying in photoshop. Now I just have to...
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    I can't find a smooth tool anywhere. Here's what my tool palette looks like in Illustrator CS5: Is any of those what you're talking about?
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    I feel like even more of an idiot as I just found the pen tool in AI. LOL. That should work better :)
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    OK, so in illustrator I have NO TROUBLE getting the text to follow the path that I drew. The problem NOW is, how can I draw a NICE curved path. How do I insert "nodes" that I can adjust in illustrator. I've tried drawing VERY carefully, but I still can't get a completely smooth curve with the...
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    I have tried the text tool numerous times. I will try this same experiment in Illustrator and see if I have any better luck LOL. Thanks so much for your patience with me!
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    Here's where I'm at. I finally figured out how to draw the little node things and select a path. This is what my rudimentary curved path looks like: However, when I click or hover or do anything with the Text tool in the selection, nothing happens. In the tutorial it said the tool should...
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    I'm sorry..my bad..it's under Edit/Step Backward I don't have a "File/Step backward option" but was able to delete steps using Window/Hostory. Thank you.
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    another stupid question; how can I get the program to let me undo more than one action. In PSP I can undo unlimited actions.
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    I think I got it. I have to create a straight line first before I can add wavy parts. Sorry I'm such a slow learner
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    when I select the pen tool and right click to select "Add Anchor Point Tool" a notification comes up under the main menu bar that says "No options for the Add Anchor Point Tool." I can't get this stupid program to add anchor points to save my soul. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I watched...
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    Thank so you much for your detailed instructions and patience with my stupidity. I will do my best to follow your instructions and hopefully I'll get the hang of it! I think I was born totally confused. My main problem is that I'm so used to the layout and tools in Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8.1 and...
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    thanks, that was very helpful. I just have trouble knowing which tool is named what and which tool to use. I'll figure it out eventually . . . hopefully.thanks so much for taking the time to post that! The main thing I don't get is that when I use my pen tool it just draws freeform lines. What...
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    Ok, here's a stupid question, but how do I draw a new path to match that sample? So far all I seem to be able to do is draw straight lines or silly shapes that don't help me whatsoever. I get so frustrated! How can I draw a path with smooth curves? I can draw draw circles and ovals and all...
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    How do I draw a wavy line, select a path, and then follow it with text?

    Thanks I will try that one. I feel like such an idiot sometimes when something should be so obvious and I just don't get it LOL
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