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How To Curve Text In Photoshop
Tutorials Basics 9011 June 5th, 2020

Learn how to curve text in Photoshop from this tutorial for beginners. In this Photoshop lesson you will learn useful tips to make curve text in Photoshop. You will be able to make Photoshop curved text, Photoshop circle text and also Photoshop warp text.

How to Curve Text in Photoshop [Video Tutorial]

Watch the video tutorial and learn how to curve text in Photoshop. The tutorial includes also a free action to make circular text with 1-click!

How to Curve Text in Photoshop

There are at least two methods that you can use to curve text in Photoshop. The first method is to use Paths. And, the second method is to use the Warp Tool which is one of the Photoshop's Transform Tools.

How To Curve Text in Photoshop

😊 Method 1: Type on a path in Photoshop

What is a path in Photoshop? A Photoshop path is a non-printable line that can be straight or curved, open or closed.

How to make a path in Photoshop?

To make text on a path in Photoshop use the Pen Tool, the Ellipse Tool, the Rectangle Tool, the Custom Shape Tool, etc. What is important is to choose Paths from the top menu and not Shape.

How To Make a Path in Photoshop

So here are the steps that you have to make to type on a path in Photoshop:

  • Step 1: Select the Ellipse Tool
  • Step 2: Change the tool mode from Shape to Paths
  • Step 3: Draw your path. You can make an ellipse or a circle if you keep the Shift key pressed
  • Ellipse Tool Photoshop
  • Step 4: Select the Type Tool, choose the font, size, etc
  • Step 6: Move the cursor over the path until the cursor will change to an I-beam cut by a wavy line
  • Step 7: Click on the path and add your text
  • Type on a Path in Photoshop
  • Step 8: Select the Path Selection Tool to move the text along the path.
  • Curved Text in Photoshop

To make curved text under drag the points inside the path.

Curved Text Photoshop

How to move text on a path in Photoshop? Use the Path Selection Tool to move the text along the path, up and down.

😊 Method 2: Bend Text in Photoshop [Warp > Arch]

Another method used to curve text in Photoshop is the bend text Photoshop option.
Go to Edit > Transform > Warp and choose Arch from the drop-down list. In this way you can make an arched text in Photoshop.

Arched Text in Photoshop

Play with the bend text Photoshop settings to make different curved text effects.

  • Bend
  • Horizontal distortion
  • Vertical Distortion

For making curved text under set the Bend text Photoshop setting to -45 for example.

Bend Text Photoshop

😊 Method 3: Bend Text in Photoshop [Warp > Arc]

If you want to bend text without distorting use the Arch option instead of Arched option.
Go to Edit > Transform > Warp and choose Arc from the drop-down list. In this way you can make an arched text in Photoshop without distorting.

Arched Text Photoshop

How to Warp Text in Photoshop

So to warp text in Photoshop you can use one of the Warp transform options available: Arc, Arc Lower, Arc Upper, Arch, Bulge, Flag, Wave, etc.

The warp transformation also works great if you want to curve image in Photoshop.

To create custom warp text in Photoshop, you have to first convert the text to a smart object. Set a high text size before converting the text into a smart object otherwise the warp text effect will look blurry.

These are some methods that you can use to curve font in Photoshop.

Circle Text in Photoshop

To make a circle text in Photoshop, you basicaly use a circle shape instead of an ellipse shape. For fast results use this circle text Photoshop action from PhotoshopSupply.

Text in a Circle

How to Distort Text in Photoshop

The text curving is a distort text effect just like the warp text effect. But, there are other distort text effects that you can use. Check out this cool distort text Photoshop action to make distorted text.

Curve Text Online with MockoFun

So, if you don't have Photoshop, you can use MockoFun to curve text online for free. MockoFun is an online text editor with fonts and text effects.

With the online text in a circle generator you can create really awesome text effects, including wavy text, spiral text, etc.

Now you know how to make curved text in Photoshop and circle text in Photoshop. The curved text is useful for making round labels, round logos, stickers, rubber stamps, etc.

For example, how to make a round label in Photoshop? It's easy: use circle shapes and curved text.

Rubber Stamp Action GraphicRiver

The curve text is really useful for making ruber stamps for example. So, if you want to create a rubber stamp in Photoshop, download this Rubber Stamp Photoshop Action from GraphicRiver. You can also check our this stamp logo editable online with MockoFun.

ruber stamp Photoshop action download

In fou are interested on how to curve text in other apps, our article on How To Curve Text In Google Slides is quite useful.

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