I am trying to create a logo where a text is inside a shape that has holes, but I want it to be within the shape, including the eyes and teeth. The eyes and teeth are just filled white here and the client doesn't want any words missing.

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I cannot figure out how to do so. Maybe I can space it in such a way?

  • Make the eyes and mouth only have a stroke and no fill? I am not sure what you're trying to do. Do you want new text that only fits inside the eyes and mouth that is different than the face text?
    – AndrewH
    Commented Dec 18, 2019 at 0:02
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    You want a logo with such small type? It'll never be readable.
    – Scott
    Commented Dec 18, 2019 at 0:18
  • Is that.. a robotnik face?
    – T. Sar
    Commented Dec 18, 2019 at 11:17

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If the shape you are trying to fill is a compound path, use the Knife Tool to make cuts in it so that it is no longer a compound path. Then you can use the Area Type tool by clicking on the path. Then copy and paste some text into it.

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    I was writing a much longer answer. :-) This is better. The problem for the OP is that the words are too long to fit in between the eyes and teeth. But this is a quick way to find out.
    – Wolff
    Commented Dec 18, 2019 at 0:32
  • @Wolff - sure, but maybe adding spaces might help. Might not look great though.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Dec 18, 2019 at 0:35
  • Thank you so much! Cutting tool might work perfectly for what I am doing. I also remade the spaces and tried to make them wrap with no space and it kinda worked but I will try the cut method too, thank you <3
    – Miu
    Commented Dec 18, 2019 at 1:21

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