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Today you will learn how to create cute comic cartoon text, using a very simple technique and convenient tools in the WidthScribe plug-in. We won’t need to search for a suitable texture to create distressed text effect; we cansimply generate it with the help of Stipplism.
Create “Comic Style” inscription, which letters represent a uniform straight and curved segments.
Now transform uniform paths into variable width path with the help of the WidthScribe. We will use the Width Gradient Tool, open its panel (Window > WidthScribe > Width Gradient panel). Here select Linear mode, set the maximum and minimum width of the path and choose Default Graph (linear relationship) in the drop down menu of the panel.
Select the first letter, take the Width Gradient Tool in the Tools panel and holding the mouse button, stretch a Width Gradient. Red annotation shows us what kind of shape the letter will become after the mouse button is released.
It is a very easy0 and quick process. The direction of the Width Gradient and parameters in the Width Gradient panel depend on your intentions. It took me a few minutes to make get the necessary shape on all the letters.
The properties of variable width paths allow you to quickly edit the letters. You can change the direction of the path by reapplying the Width Gradient with other direction, and / or new parameters and finally edit any of the width markers, convenient access to which you get with the help of other tools of the WidthScribe plugin, Width Selector Tool and its panel (Window > WidthScribe > Width Selector panel).
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