Last year I wasn’t very good with regularly posting Photoshop tutorials, so while planning this year’s blog posting schedule, I checked the video archives on my harddrive and found a tutorial I filmed way back in 2017 that I forgot to post – how to create text in a circle.
How to type text in a circle text in Photoshop
To enlarge the screen of the video, click the square icon in the bottom right hand corner of the video (it will say ‘full screen’ when you hover your mouse over the icon)
To make circle text, use the shape tool (ellipse tool to create a circle), make a path and add your text.
2. Go to the shape tool menu (it’s probably showing a square at the moment), right click to bring out the secondary menu and select ‘ellipse’ (the round circle icon)
3. Go to the top menu in Photoshop and change the path to shape
4. Draw a circle as you normally would. By left clicking and dragging out with your mouse. To create a perfect circle hold down the SHIFT key while you do this
5. Click on the text tool and change the font to whatever style you like
6. Hover your mouse over the circle you just created until the cursor of your mouse changes to a curved line. Left click
7. Start typing
8. Depending on the font style you’ve chosen, you may need to increase or decrease the font size. To quickly change this, press CTRL and A on your keyboard to highlight all of the text you’ve typed, then change the font size (and style if you like)
If you need to fill in space or want to create a more distinct division between each word, I like to use a dash – or an asterisk *
- How to use shapes in Photoshop
- How to create a new file in Photoshop and how to resize (without distorting!)
- How to use the color tools in Photoshop
- How to color match anything in Photoshop (step by step tutorial)
My favorite way to use this tool is to create labels – especially happy birthday labels, to and from labels (especially for Christmas presents), labels for product packaging etc. They look great with some clipart or a monogram in the centre of the text.
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