Program that rotates individual letters…

Rodrigue Planck's picture

Hi,
I was wondering if anyone knew of a program that could rotate individual letters while keeping the previous and proceeding letters intact? I know that Photolettering used to do it, but I have not found a program yet that can, and I was hoping someone here could help me with this.

Sincerely,
Rodrigue Planck

Jackson's picture

i believe illustrator cs2 has this option in the character window. try expanding all the options.

david h's picture

Illustratror:

Create Outlines --> Direct Selection Tool --> pick any letter --> Selection Tool

AzizMostafa's picture

CorelDraw! I started with CorelDraw2.0 and version 13 is now available.
If rotation (and manipulation) of letters is all you are after, I recommend using version 4. BTW, With CorelDraw3.0, 14 years ago, I re-created my Flowers
All the Best with Flowers

rs_donsata's picture

With Corel you can use the bezier selection tool to select and move individual letters or groups of letters within a text without going to outlines, so you can keep all the editable qualities of the text. You can also adjust tracking and leading by hand with this tool.

Héctor

rs_donsata's picture

I forgot to say that you can't rotate unless you are in outlines.

Héctor

nike's picture

have a look at kaleidotype. it was used for the book "fraktur mon amour" to rotate and develop patterns. (only osx)

http://www.typografie.de/englisch/verlagsverzeichnis/typografie/668-1.html

Kon's picture

At LaTeX you can rotate anything with a simple command:

\rotatebox{angle of rotation}{item rotated}

AzizMostafa's picture

PageMaker! The Smartest Adobe Typesetting Software!

Rodrigue Planck's picture

I like the Kaleidotype, it looks interesing. I'm allergic to LaTex, but can you rotate just one charachter and keep the rest "normal", I may have to look into LaTex (call my dermotlogist.)

Where and how in PM, because of all the programs listed here, it is the one that I could produce with.

Thank you to everyone so far.

Rodrigue Planck's picture

I think Kaleidotype will be a great Christmas gift.

The Truth shall set you free

Kon's picture

Yes you can. I understand the allergic feeling you have with LaTeX. I am not a dermaTeXologist, but you should give it a chance. You can do more neat tricks by using Postscript via PSTricks package for example.

The image was produced by the following

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}
\Huge Rodr\rotatebox{90}{i}gue.
\end{document}

Rodrigue Planck's picture

That's it! Judging by the code, maybe there is a cure for my allergy, as I have set type in much more difficult code (Compugraphic & Pagitek.) I will download that today!

The Truth shall set you free

Kon's picture

At Windows I recommend MiKTeX and WinEdt.

www.miktex.org
www.winedt.com

You can also try ConTeXt.

www.pragma-ade.com

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