Baselines are a property of a lettering object and like any property they can be changed , so a Freeline can become a curve and vice versa even after the line has been created, by selecting the line and choosing and alternated baseline.
In this video I will show you how to create two curved lines based on geometric arcs.
The first will arc over the top of a logo with the baseline under the letters, we call this an ARC CW and the second arcs under a logo with the baseline on top of the letters.
The procedure after selecting the baseline and the CREATE TEXT Button
Is to make three left clicks of the mouse.
- Left click and release at the left hand end of the proposed ARC
- Left click and release at the right hand end of the proposed ARC
- Left click and the top of the arc in the case of an ARC CW or at the bottom of the ARC in the case of an ARC CCW
Using the Ctrl Key constrains the vertical mouse movement to 15 degree increments making it easy to keep the line level