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I hope someone can help me. I know about Object, Arrange and text wrap and all that, but I still cannot figure out how to get an object to go both in front of and behind text at the same time as in this Take Heart logo. Working in InDesign or Illustrator. Can anyone help?

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    My guess is that the Heart shape is behind the text, but the text is masked off where the heart loops around front over the "e" and "H".
    – ckpepper02
    Commented Mar 2, 2018 at 19:05
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    I suggest you read this
    – joojaa
    Commented Mar 2, 2018 at 21:22

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Although it looks like a one-piece symbol, the heart icon is most likely made up of 2 shapes. Part of it will float over and part under the actual wording.

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    This is how I have done it in the past, in Photoshop however... I assume it would be similar. Place the Heart above and below the text in exactly the same spot. Then erase from the top heart everything to the right of the right most peak. Then the left half is still above the text. On the right half it appears the text is still above the heart, but you have just erased the heart on top and made the layer below visible. From there you can also select the two heart layers together to move them around if you want a different look.
    – Odin1806
    Commented Mar 2, 2018 at 20:15
  • Reminded me of this answer of mine graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/38765/2332 — It may just be confusing as it is in photoshop and only the core concept is the same, but just in case...
    – Joonas
    Commented Mar 2, 2018 at 20:24
  • Placing the heart drawing behind the text, Copy it
  • Select the text
  • Make Transparency Mask
  • Uncheck Clip
  • Click the mask window and paste in front: Cmd + F Mac or Ctrl + F Win
  • Stroke it with 100% black
  • Use the Direct Selection Tool to select and delete the point over the heart e
    • If it's necessary use the Pen Tool to add a middle point
  • Click the editing window

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