I'm trying to design a logo, and would like to fit the name of the product inside a shape. In this case, the shape is a closed path in the shape of a smile. Any ideas how I might achieve that?
Basically, the top of the letters should follow the path along top of the smile, and the bottom of the letters should follow the path along the bottom of the smile - with the size, shape, shear (etc.) of the letters adjusted accordingly.
I've tried both manually manipulating the outlines of text (once converted to an outline) to try and fit the shape, and using the fit to path. Neither of these really worked, and I was hoping that there was a better 'automated' solution that would produce better results than me trying to do it by hand.
I'm currently using iDraw on the Mac to do the design (so SVG for those unfamiliar with it).