How to curve text in illustrator in 2022

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There are a lot of cool designs you can create by simply learning How to curve text in illustrator. In this article we will show you step by step how to do exactly that. We will take 3 approaches to show how you can do it.

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How to curve Text around a circle in illustrator

How to curve text in illustrator
How to curve text around a circle in illustrator
  1. Go to File, then New and set artboard size to 1000 by 1000 pixels. Click the ellipse or circle tool. If you cannot see it, click and hold on the rectangle tool to bring up some options.
  2. Once you select the ellipse tool, click and drag the while holding down shift, control and Alt keys so that it comes out proportionally.
  3. Remove the fill so that you only have the outline.
  4. Select the type tool and Type the text you want to curve around the circle. Set the font and then cut.
  5. Select the circle then go to the type tool and choose the type on path tool. Click on the circle then Paste your text.
  6. You can then adjust the text to the desired size. To have text on the upper and lower sides of the circle, select and copy the first curved text and press control F to paste it on top of the other one.
  7. Rotate the second one to the bottom. Go to Type, Type on Path options to flip the text to the correct side.
  8. Set the align path to descender.

How to curve Text on Curvy Line in illustrator

Type on Curvy line
Type on Curvy line
  1. Go to pen and draw a curved line
  2. Type your text and set font and size.
  3. Cut the text
  4. Go to type on path tool and paste on the line

How to Warp and Bulge text in illustrator

  1. Type text and set font
  2. Go to effect, warp and choose across the options.
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Bulge

Try out the different options for bulge, Arch and many more. Here are some examples

How to Warp text in illustrator
Arch
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Option

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How to curve Text around a circle in illustrator

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Go to File, then New and set artboard size to 1000 by 1000 pixels.
Click the ellipse or circle tool. Once you select the ellipse tool, click and drag the while holding down shift, control and Alt keys so that it comes out proportionally.
Remove the fill so that you only have the outline.
Select the type tool and Type the text you want to curve around the circle. Set the font and then cut.
Select the circle then go to the type tool and choose the type on path tool. Click on the circle then Paste your text.
You can then adjust the text to the desired size. To have text on the upper and lower sides of the circle, select and copy the first curved text and press control F to paste it on top of the other one.
Rotate the second one to the bottom. Go to Type, Type on Path options to flip the text to the correct side.
Set the align path to descender.

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