Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Easy technique to write skewed text in Photoshop [Tutorial]

Posted: 31 Jan 2011 06:01 PM PST


In this tutorial, we will see how to cause a text to follow a desired path. We always see texts displayed in a round shape or in the shape of waves. Often we see round rubber stamps or various logos designed in rounded text. To give a desired shape to the text, most of the times, Corel draw or Illustrator is used as a tool of choice. But what about photoshop? Here's how you do it !

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First draw the path of your choice. Select the pen tool(P) to create a path.

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Now go to the options bar and select the settings as in the image below.

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Draw a round shape on the layer.

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Select the Type tool from the tool bar.

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Now look at the text type cursor carefully. This is the regular cursor used for text.

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Click closer to the rounded path and you can see the change in cursor. It means you can create text on the path.

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After that click on the path and type the text as you want and get the result as below.

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You can draw any type of shape using the pen tool. Below is an example of a curved line.

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