If you make type on a path in Illustrator on a circle, and you cut the circle in half 50:50 to get the type the right way up in each half - can you then adjust the half to make it eg 60:40 or some other proportion (to allow for changing text length in the top half)??? Or do you have to cut the circle in the exact place you need to each time??

  • Why are you cutting the circle? – SaturnsEye Jun 24 '15 at 14:25
  • In order to get the text running in two different directions - clockwise for the top half and anti-clockwise in the bottom half? – Jackie Taylor Jun 24 '15 at 14:30
  • Can you show us? I'm having a hard time understanding what you're doing and why you're splitting as well. – Manly Jun 24 '15 at 14:36
  • It's very similar to this: youtube.com/watch?v=LjUuJxgmVgE – Jackie Taylor Jun 24 '15 at 14:47
  • I want to adjust the lengths of text above and below to take a greater or lesser proportion of the circle without producing a new artwork each time. – Jackie Taylor Jun 24 '15 at 14:50

Instead of cutting one circle, just create two circles on top of each other and use one to place text across the top and the other circle to place the text across the bottom.

You can then adjust how far you want the text to wrap around

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  • Ah good thinking batman - now I need to go find a tutorial on layers!! :-) – Jackie Taylor Jun 24 '15 at 14:55
  • You should be understanding layers as a basic before text on path :) but good luck! – SaturnsEye Jun 24 '15 at 15:09
  • I know, I shouldn't be running before I can walk - but there you go, needs must!! Thanks – Jackie Taylor Jun 24 '15 at 15:17

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