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Type on A Path in Photoshop

One of the things a lot of designers love Photoshop for is the ability to create beautiful typographic art. Whether it’s 3D or its custom calligraphic type, Photoshop is great for effects. You can create incredible lighting effects and anything else you can think of. One thing that designers have done for years now is create type that follows a path. This allows you to contour text to a certain shape, which is beautiful and creative. That’s how many designers create vintage badges and text that revolves around a circle. In today’s video, I am going to show you how to create type on a path in Photoshop.

It’s all pretty simple. How it works is that you use the shape Tools or the Pen tool to create a path or shape that you want the text to follow. What’s not so easy or straightforward is what to do from there. Some people just don’t know how to control it, but it’s really not that hard. Instead of using the Type Tool, which is what you would intuitively expect, you switch to the Path Selection Tool once you’ve created your text along the path. When you switch to the Path Selection Tool and hover over the path, the cursor changes to an arrow, where you can control where the text stops and starts. It also controls whether the text goes on the inside or the outside of the path. One things to keep in mind is that it essentially flips like a mirror image of itself, which can cause the text to read backwards in some cases.

Type on a Path in Photoshop

Where you able to create type on a path in Photoshop?

Did you have any problems creating type on a path in Photoshop? Do you have any questions about it? if you have any thoughts or tips to add, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.