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Tutorial Tuesday: Warping Text

by Steph on 11 December 2012
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Hey guys! I’m back…with another text tutorial. Betcha didn’t know there was so much you could do with the text tool did you? Today I am going to tell you about Warping Text. I remember as a kid doing Power Point Presentations, and the cool thing was to make your text all “arty” I don’t remember what the tool was called in Power Point, but it reminds me of PS’s Text Warping tool. So lets begin!

Here Is the text we are going to warp. With your text tool selected click on that T with the “frowning” face under it. See the red arrow?

A menu box like this one will pop up. As you can see, the style NONE is the  default selected. Click on the arrows to show the whole menu.

Look at all the different styles you can use! Some of these are a lot of fun. For this tut we are going to select Arc.

Once you pick a style, you can adjust the Bend, Horizontal and Vertical Distortions.

What a fast, fun and easy way to manipulate text, right? Sometimes it’s easier and quicker to do this then use a text on a path. One thing to remember is that you can only do this to un-rasterized text. So, have fun, play  around with all the effects and make some fun Word Art!

Missed my other tuts on the text tool? Check HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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1 SnickerdoodleDesigns 12 December 2012 at 2:12 am

Great tutorial, Steph! What an easy way to get a super cute effect!


2 Su Hall 31 December 2012 at 5:24 am

I am really enjoying the tutorials here! This one is very nice and helpful!
I just want to point out that, if you use ‘Arch’, instead of Arc, the letters adapt to the curve. You can still adjust the curve, as with the Arc – negative makes a downward arch; positive is an upwards arch. Try it and see what I mean.
Thank you bunches for the great tut!



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