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Hi- I'm working on an annual report for my nonprofit and thought up a simple element that I wanted to use. I edited the pics in PShop and placed them into InDesign. When I tried to manipulate the text in ID, I couldn't (and can't) figure out how to do it. Basically, I'm trying to slant the letters to give them "perspective". I did a quickie draft in PS to show you all what I mean. <http://server6.uploadit.org/files/BostonGuy-learn_achieve_draft.jpg> I greatly appreciate any feedback on this. IDCS for the PC, BTW. Thanks Rick...

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    Default I'm having a mental block here about text

    Hi- I'm working on an annual report for my nonprofit and thought up a simple element that I wanted to use. I edited the pics in PShop and placed them into InDesign. When I tried to manipulate the text in ID, I couldn't (and can't) figure out how to do it. Basically, I'm trying to slant the letters to give them "perspective". I did a quickie draft in PS to show you all what I mean.

    <http://server6.uploadit.org/files/BostonGuy-learn_achieve_draft.jpg>

    I greatly appreciate any feedback on this.

    IDCS for the PC, BTW.

    Thanks
    Rick
    Rick_Arnaud@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: I'm having a mental block here about text

    I think you're better off doing it in Photoshop. Save as PDF and place
    that in ID.

    Other than that, use the shear tool in ID on the text.

    Bob

    Robert_Levine@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: I'm having a mental block here about text

    In ID, can't you select your text box (pointer tool), bring up your transform palette, and set the rotation and skew to whatever values you need?
    AG
    Alan_Gold@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: I'm having a mental block here about text

    Thanks for the responses.

    Bob, I'm just concerned that the text will be jaggy if I import it from PShop, but maybe if I compose each word as a separate large image, it won't look so bad. You'd recommend a PDF as opposed to a PSD?

    Alan, thanks! It still isn't perfect but perhaps that's my own issue. I'll play with the angling and see if I can get the perspective to look more realistic.

    As always, Adobe Forums comes through. I appreciate everyone's help!
    Rick
    Rick_Arnaud@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: I'm having a mental block here about text

    The PDF will be fine. I do it all the time. Just save it with fonts
    embedded and vectors preserved and you'll be fine.

    Bob

    Robert_Levine@adobeforums.com Guest

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