🔎 Quick Tips: Creating text on a path in Photoshop

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Apr 30, 2021 Apr 30, 2021

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Creating type effects in Photoshop

 

Did you know you can create text along a path? You can also create lots of other cool effects with text. Follow the steps below to give it a try and then check out the links at the bottom for more detailed information and some creative ways to work with text. 

 

 

➊ Create a path 

There are many ways to create a path. For this example, I started with an image of a volleyball. I used the Elliptical Marquee Tool  ( Screen Shot 2021-04-29 at 11.15.51 PM.png ) to make a round selection outside of the volleyball, and then converted it to a path by clicking the Make Work Path icon ( Make Work Path icon.png ) in the Paths panel.

 

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The path is shown in blue around the volleyball.

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 Add some text

Select the Horizontal Type tool ( Screen Shot 2021-04-29 at 11.41.41 PM.png ) and position the baseline indicator over the path in the location where you want to start your text and click. Now add your text and adjust the properties, such as size, until you are satisfied.

 

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Related Links

 

How to create type effects in Photoshop

Understanding shapes and paths

Entering type

Formatting characters

Convert between paths and selection borders

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 07, 2021 May 07, 2021

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Thanks, Pattie,

 

These quick tips are great -both as fresh instruction and reminders for those of us who have not used one tool or the other in a while!!

 

I am going to send a link to an Adobe Users' Group to help others!

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May 13, 2021 May 13, 2021

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I'm glad you find them useful. To make things easy to find, I have created a page  with links to all of the quick tips. I will add links to new ones here as they are created:
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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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I love these tips. Would you be willing to do a tip showing using the custom shape tool? My workflow i have used for years does not work in newest version of Photoshop. I need to add a shape and than use this shape. Appreciate your support.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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Hi Randy,

 

Take a look at these links and see if they help walk you through it. The first link has a section on custom shapes and the second one shows how to get the legacy shapes if you need them. The third link is the main page that contains all the quick tips as I make them.

 

Pattie

 

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Find and use Legacy Shapes

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Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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Thanks Pattie.

 

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