Take the 2-minute tour ×
Graphic Design Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professional graphic designers and non-designers trying to do their own graphic design. It's 100% free, no registration required.

The behavior I'm looking for is similar to how one can make a path line dashed. Except, instead of being dashes, I'd love to make it show $ signs. Thanks for your help!

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

Method one - works with any shape.

Create a no-fill, no-stroke rectangle and place a $ sign in the middle of it. $ sign must be on top of the rectangle. The amount of space between the $ sign and the rectangle edges will determine the spacing between the repeated $ signs.

Drag all that to the Brush panel and choose Pattern Brush when asked. Then click OK twice (you shouldn't need to adjust any brush options).

Note: the $ must be art, not type so if you set it as type use Type > Create Outlines before dragging things to the Brush Panel.

Then simply draw a path and click the pattern brush you just created in the Brush Panel.

$ brush

Method Two - Text on a Path - better for text objects

Draw a path and use the Type on a Path tool to convert the path to a text baseline and then just type $ signs and spaces (or adjust tracking).

type on path

text path

This method allows you to treat the $ signs as text still so you can alter the font, spacing, size, etc., as often as you need.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.