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How to Create Circle Text in Adobe Photoshop CC

Sometimes while we are working with text in Photoshop, we don’t want it to be perfect and straight. We want it to evolve and move with the environment. A common direction we want the text to move is in a circle. This can be accomplished pretty easily in Photoshop. Once you learn how to make the text a circle, other shapes should be pretty easy as well. Today I am going to show you how to create circle text in Adobe Photoshop CC.

How to Create Circle Text in Adobe Photoshop CC

Create the Text

  1. Import a picture of icon you would like to add the text around.
  2. Look for the ellipse tool on the left and click on it.
  3. Go to the center of the circle you want to create and click.
  4. Hold the alt/cmd +shift and drag outwards. This will create the circle from the center out.
  5. Click on your type tool. You want the horizontal type tool.
  6. Go up to the circle you created. You want the icon to change to a squiggly line. Release and the text will follow the path.
  7. Type some text to follow the circle.

Edit the Circle Text

  1. To change the circle, click on the ellipse tool once again.
  2. Go to the layer on the right that is the text.
  3. Go up to the text and hold the ctrl key. You can now click and drag to move the text around the circle.
  4. If you want the text on the inside of the circle, while clicking, drag towards the center.

We have no created circle text in Adobe Photoshop. The cool thing about this technique is that you can apply this to any shape you want. For example, use the pen tool to draw a triangle. Then click on the horizontal type tool and click on the shape just like you did the circle. The text will now follow the triangle. You can do this with squiggly lines or really any other shape!

If you have any questions or comments, leave them below or on the video itself!



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