Anna Nelson | COMP 3230 | University of Minnesota Duluth

     Text Warp


What to do

How to do it


Open the image you want to place circular type around.


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Use the type tool to type your text

Click on the type tool, and then click on the document where you want the text to go and start typing.  


Highlight type

Double-click on the “T” thumbnail to highlight your type, in the layers palette


Lower the horizontal scale

Click on the character palette it is the last icon on the right before the cancel button, it looks like a piece of paper.  When it appears, lower the horizontal scale to 70%.  Do this because the next step tends to stretch the type out.


Choose Arc

While type is still highlighted, click the ‘T’ icon in the upper right hand corner of your screen.  This brings up the Warp Text dialog box.  From the dialog’s style pop-up menu, choose Arc.


Adjust the amount of Bend

While the dialog box is open, move your pointer outside the box, click on your type, and drag it into position in your image.  Adjust the amount of bend by dragging the slider. Press control H to check how it looks, when it looks good click OK.



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