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Editing Multiple Text Boxes

Dec 21, 2011, 21:20
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Editing Multiple Text Boxes
I want to do a glow effect on a logo that I am working on.. the problem is that all the tutorials I've seen are for single text boxes. I will need to have different sizes and fonts so it requires more than one text box. I can edit the first text box to where I can "path from text," add a new layer, "select from path," create an outline using the "grow" effect and then blur the it so it looks like a soft edge with a different color than the text. I would like to do this for each text box, but when I add a new layer for a new letter and attempt to "select from path" it will only highlight the letter that I've already completed with the glow effect. I'm thinking I will have to save the file each time I create a new glow letter and reopen as a new file to add one more glow letter... but is there a faster way?
I've attached a screen shot... the whole logo will read like this:

Affiliated
Wellness
Group

The A,W, and G will be larger and in a different font than the lowercase letters when its done. SO I will have 6 text boxes total.


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Dec 21, 2011, 21:50
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RE: Editing Multiple Text Boxes
You should open the Path list and select the new path to make it the "active" path (though it is normally selectd by default...)

In the Paths list you can also right click on any path and use "Path to selection".

But the really efficient way for all this is to produce the paths corresponding to the various pieces of text, and then go to the Path list and use "Merge visible paths" to combine them in one single path, and then apply any effect you wish to this single path.

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Dec 22, 2011, 16:03
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RE: Editing Multiple Text Boxes
How to I get the "Paths" to show up in that dialogue window? I made all the text boxes but when I open the paths tab, only one shows up..
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Dec 22, 2011, 17:55
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RE: Editing Multiple Text Boxes
(Dec 22, 2011 16:03)jprep12 Wrote:  How to I get the "Paths" to show up in that dialogue window? I made all the text boxes but when I open the paths tab, only one shows up..
You have to create one Path ("Path from text" button) for each text layer (each path is named after the text used to create it).

On a side note, I selfom use text layers, I use the text tool to generate the path, and work from the path (I often delete the text layer right away).

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