A few years back a member of our group committed suicide. Before he passed he wrote a song with 5 verses, and there are 5 of us remaining. What I am attempting to do here is replace the semi-colon with a verse in the shape of the semi-colon. This is a design concept for a tattoo artist, as we're all going to get the same tattoo, each with a different verse. When we are together, his song will be complete.
I've figured out how to shape the smaller text into the larger text, but I am not getting the option to create a mask for the semi-colon. I am not very familiar with Illustrator, so I am sure I am missing some obvious but fundamental step.
What I did to get to this point:
- Created a text outline
- Ungrouped the larger text
- Copied the semi-colon onto its own layer
- Deleted the semi-color from the Background text layer
I've been fiddling with this for a while now, so I may have clicked something I shouldn't have.