View Full Version : Indesign, fanning text?

Dec 19, 2010, 11:07 AM
I'm a little rusty at using indesign, I'm hoping someone can help me with this. I would like to fan the text. I have a little mockup to show you what I mean.

Blue Velvet
Dec 19, 2010, 11:18 AM
First, you need to create a path of some sorts, whether it's an ellipse or a free-drawn path. Make sure that it doesn't have a stroke applied. Then use the Type on a Path tool (shift T), select on the path where you want the text to start and enter your copy, tweaking the path to get the angle you need.

In Illustrator, you have more control over how the type sits, how it's angled, flipped and so forth... so it might be a better choice if you've got Illustrator.

Or, if you've only got a few characters, you could skew each character on a straight path by a number of degrees to get the effect you want.

Dec 19, 2010, 02:30 PM
I ditto Illustrator, grouping the type and applying perspective if needed. Much more control making the end result more precise.

You can skew text boxes in InDesign, but you wont get perspective applied.

Dec 22, 2010, 01:01 AM
Thank you both very much Illustrator worked like a charm. :)