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Tutorial for creating Type "motion" Effect? - Adobe Illustrator Windows

Hello, I'm a newbie with Illustrator so please bear with me. I have several words where I'm trying to give a sense of speed. An effect of some sort that gives the impression of motion. This is hard to explain;) Here's the text: Capture The Action... I'd like to make it look like it's "moving forward" with speed, like a motion blur if you will. Anyone know of a tutorial somewhere that might show how I can accomplish this? I already looked at Adobe Expert Center but couldn't find anything. Thanks!...

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    Default Tutorial for creating Type "motion" Effect?

    Hello,

    I'm a newbie with Illustrator so please bear with me.

    I have several words where I'm trying to give a sense of speed. An effect of some sort that gives the impression of motion. This is hard to explain;) Here's the text:

    Capture
    The
    Action...

    I'd like to make it look like it's "moving forward" with speed, like a motion blur if you will. Anyone know of a tutorial somewhere that might show how I can accomplish this? I already looked at Adobe Expert Center but couldn't find anything.

    Thanks!
    Zephyr77@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Tutorial for creating Type "motion" Effect?

    Zephyr,

    That's more of a Photoshop effect than an Illustrator one. In Photoshop you
    could use the Motion Blur filter or possible the Wind filter.


    LenHewitt@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Tutorial for creating Type "motion" Effect?

    This can be a job for ImageReady.
    Heres an example of exactly what your aiming for - though the direction may
    be different.
    [url]http://www.heathrowe.com/tuts/animationbasics.asp[/url]

    cheers
    heathrowe


    heathrowe@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Tutorial for creating Type "motion" Effect?

    If it absolutely must be done in Illustrator, you can play around with the blend tool.

    Something rough, like this <http://pws.prserv.net/hkahome/photo_gallery/Misc/MotionEffect.gif>, can be done fairly easily.

    =-= Harron =-=
    Harron_K._Appleman@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Tutorial for creating Type "motion" Effect?

    1. Set your text as PointText. Make it flush right, in a bold sans italic, or skewed horizontally. (Try Showcard Gothic, skewed horizontally 30 degrees.) Give it a color for the zoom (red is fine).
    2. Select the text object. Cut. Paste. (Just to get it centered on the screen.)
    3. In the Horizontal Width field of the Character palette, enter 4.. It scales toward the left, because it is set as flush right text.
    4. DoubleClick the black pointer. Enter a movement of a quarter inch or so at 180 degrees. The text moves toward the left.
    5. Effect: Blur: Gausian Blur. Transpareancy Palette: set transparency to 10%.
    6. Paste. The original, unscaled, unblurred text should paste right where it was before. Select both text objects.
    7. Object: Blend: BlendOptions. Set the popup to Specified Steps. Enter 6. Click Okay.
    8. Object: Blend: Make.
    9. Paste. Another copy of the original undistorted text pastes in the original position. Fill it with a contrasting color (try maroon).
    10. Select everything and Group.

    The text at each end of the blend is still live, so to make additional titles with the same treatment drag the whole thing to the Symbols palette. When you need a similar headline, just drag an instance of the Symbol onto the page, Break Link To Symbol, directSelect the text at each end of the Blend and edit it.

    Or, if you are careful, and record the sequence of commands as an Action, you can build a button which give you the speed text effect forevermore on any text object with one click.

    JET
    James_Talmage@adobeforums.com Guest

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