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How To Curve Text In Photoshop

how to curve text in photoshop

At any point while working on a new project, you may need to know how to curve text in Photoshop. Happily, it’s not a hard thing to do, and you can choose any of these three options, depending on what you really need!

Let’s go ahead and take a look at the process.

Method 1

1. Type Your Text

After creating your new project, start creating a text. For this tutorial, I already created myself the project, added a gradient background and chose a text. Simply press on “T” or choose the “Type Tool” from your menu.

Curve Text In Photoshop

2. Choose The “Warp Text” Effect

At this point, you need to have your “Type” tool selected and right-click on the text layer. From there, go ahead and select the “Warp Text” Effect. A new prompt will open where you will be able to change the settings.

3. Choose Your Settings

In the “Warp Text” settings you will be able to choose the style of the effect, if it should be horizontal or vertical, the bend percentage, as well as the horizontal and vertical distorsion. By this point it’s all about what you want from your project, and this is the most basic method to curve text in Photoshop.

Curve Text In Photoshop

Method 2

1. Create A Circle

This one is a great method if you want to create something resembling a stamp. You need to start by opening Photoshop and creating a circle in a new project, using the “Elipse Tool.”

Curve Text In Photoshop

2. Add The Text

If you choose the elipse layer and choose the “Type” tool, you will be able to start creating a “Text on a Path.” You will see your cursor changing as you hover over the circle’s edges. All you need to do is click and your elipse will be surrounded by text.

3. Edit The Text 

In this step you can freely create the text you want. Change its size and color, and maybe add a new font to Photoshop

4. Change The Size

After you’re done editing, you may want to change the size of the whole elipse and shrink your text a little. You can do that by selecting both the elipse and text layers and use the “Free Transform” option. After you’re happy with the results, all you need to do is hide the elipse and keep working on your project.

Curve Text In Photoshop

Method 3

1. Create A New Text

We’ll start this method by creating a new text. Unlike the other two methods, this one is a little more complicated, but it gives you more editing options.

2. Convert To Smart Object

Taking a different approach, in this step, you will want to right-click on your text layer and select “Convert To Smart Object.”

3. Apply The “Warp” Effect

Simply to go to the “Edit” tab, then select “Transform” and click on “Warp.” From this point, you will be able to freely curve your text.

4. Curve Your Text

You can easily move the anchors around until you find the perfect combination for your project. When you’re done, save everything and keep working on your project.

Right now, you have three methods to help you if you want to curve text in Photoshop, and you can choose the one that’s right for you. Choose the first method if you need to create an arch, create a quality stamp using the second method, and use the third one for basically anything!

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