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Micro Boot Camp: Connecting Text to a Shape [Illustrator]

 If you’re a laser owner and ever want to make something like a Christmas ornament with text in it, you’ll need to know how to connect some text to a shape. Fortunately, that’s really easy to do in Illustrator.

Of course you’ll start with your shape and your text. Then follow these simple steps:

  1. Select the text.
  2. Right-click and choose “Create Outlines.”
  3. Click on Pathfinder – Unite to combine the letters into one shape.
  4. Select the text and the shape and click Pathfinder – Unite again.
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