• there's a lot of functionality to CS5, but it seems like there is no reasonable way to letter by hand/ traditionally using the tools in the program-- when you create a word ballon or text block, you cannot use any of the drawing implements in that space. or am i just missing something? anyone have any workarounds? it's hard for me to believe a program like this would ONLY allow for font usage....

  • You would have to hand letter on a layer above the Balloons layer. Create a Raster or Vector Layer above the Balloons layer and begin hand lettering on that layer.

  • yep, that will work. it loses a lot of the cool things about the balloon feature, but that must be the only reasonable way to do it.