How can I curve a logo on a path without distorting it too much


Question

I've encountered a problem and I'm hoping there is going to be a quick fix involved, and that I wont have to redraw this logo:

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The client wants to create a logo that curves on a tire like this:

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I know about the type on path tool, but this is a custom font. Is there a way to turn this into a font and would that make it distort correctly?

2014/12/29
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12/29/2014 9:34:00 PM

Simply use Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Warp > Arc To curve the logo into a semi-circle.

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Realize that the larger the diameter of the circle (tire) the less distorted the logo will appear. But some distortion is always present. If you don't want any distortion whatsoever, you need to redraw the logo on an arc rather than trying to make a logo fit an arc.

2014/12/29
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12/29/2014 9:50:00 PM