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Separate each letter of a text to its own layer


Question

I feel like there is a simple solution but I can't find it basically what the title says. I select the text and select release to layers (sequence) and nothing happens or just creates a new layer inside it and moves the whole text in there. I can't ungroup them its greyed out as well.

enter image description here Reason: want to separate it so I can then import it to After Affects and animate the logo/text. If that's possible, lastly is there a way I can separate the text with a Arc Lower Warp applied keep the same effect.

2015/01/24
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1/24/2015 2:03:00 PM

Accepted Answer

A line of text is seen as one object in Illustrator.

If you want each character as a separate object, you need to create separate text objects for each character.

Type > Create Outlines will convert the text object to vector shapes, then each shape can be manipulated.

Object > Expand will convert text in an envelope to vector shapes, which can then be manipulated individually.

2015/01/24
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1/24/2015 2:03:00 PM