You are creating a banner or logo in Photoshop, would you like to insert a curved writing in it but you don’t know how to do it? Don’t panic. Among its infinite functions, the Adobe photo editing software also includes filters that allow you to distort the texts and make them assume a curved or wavy perspective.
If you have never heard of it before, read the instructions I am about to give you and I promise you that, in a few minutes, you will learn too. how to bend an inscription with Photoshop. I bet you will be surprised by the simplicity of this operation. For completeness of information, in addition to explaining how to proceed from the desktop version of Photoshop, I will also show you what you can do through its web version and that for mobile devices.
Since I see you quite taken by the subject, I would say not to waste any more precious time in chatting and to immediately delve into the Vibo of this guide. Are you ready to get started? Yup? Very well: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and implement the “tips” I am about to give you. Enjoy your reading and have fun!
- How to bend an inscription with Photoshop on a PC
- How to curve an inscription with Photoshop online
- How to bend an inscription with Photoshop on smartphones and tablets
How to bend an inscription with Photoshop on a PC
If you want to learn how to bend an inscription with Photoshop on a PC, you have to start the program, select the tool that allows you to create a writing, select or type the text to be modified and then proceed to bend it using the appropriate integrated functions.
To proceed, therefore, the first step you must take is to select it Text tool from the program toolbar (it is the button with the letter icon T.) and select or type the text you want to curve. At this point, click on the button Create altered text located at the top of the Photoshop window (it’s the one with the letter icon T. in perspective) and, in the window that opens, use the drop-down menu Style to select the type of curvature to be assumed by the writing.
You can choose the options Arch, Arch top perspective or Lower perspective arch to make the text you have selected take on an arched shape, the style Flag to create wavy lettering and so on.
Now, click on the button OK, to apply your text changes immediately, or move the option indicator Crease, to customize in a precise way the level of curvature of the writing. It is really very simple, right?
You need how to curve text in Photoshop starting from a written already rasterized (and therefore not freely editable as text)? Also in this case something can be done, but with less freedom of modification than what we have just seen together for the “pure” writings.
First, you need to select the layer with the inscription from the layer management panel, at the bottom right. If this is not possible and the writing to be curved is on the same level as other elements of the image (e.g. the background), you must recall the magnetic lasso tool from the Photoshop toolbar and select, as precisely as possible, the text to be edited. At the end of the selection, click on the button Refine Edge (located at the top right), to remove any imperfections.
Once you have selected the level or the text in the image, go to the menu Edit> Transform Photoshop, select the item Alter from the latter and use the mouse to shape the selected writing, so that it assumes the desired level of curvature. When the operation is complete, press the button Enter on the PC keyboard and that’s it.
Once you have made all the desired changes, save the output image: go to the menu File, select the items Export> Export as … from the latter and choose the format in which to export the edited photo (eg. PNG, JPEG, etc.).
How to curve an inscription with Photoshop online
You’re going to find out how to bend an inscription with Photoshop online? You can do this too, since Adobe has made available to users a free web application, called Photoshop Express Editor, which can be used on all major browsers.
Before explaining how to proceed, however, I want to tell you that the online version of Photoshop requires the use of the Adobe Flash Player plugin. Also, be aware that it only allows you to retouch images in JPEG format. So far all clear? Well then let’s proceed!
First, go to the main page of Photoshop Express Editor, click on the buttons UPLOAD PHOTO And Upload and select the image on which you intend to insert a curved writing. Once this is done, click on the tab Decorated located at the top left, click on the item Text placed in the sidebar located on the left and replace the phrase of your interest to the example sentence in the text field that appeared on the screen.
Also, through the menus Font, Color, Opacity And Alignment placed at the top of the page, you have the possibility to choose the font, color, opacity and alignment to give to the text. To make sure that the writing can be distorted and curved using a tool I’m about to tell you about, remember to put the check mark on the box Includes decorations in edit. Understood?
At this point, to curve the writing, you have to use the distortion tool integrated in Photoshop Express Editor (since there is no other function suitable for the purpose). To proceed, click on the tab Edit located at the top left of the page, expand (if necessary) the menu Effects placed in the sidebar on the left and then click on the item Distort.
Next, select one of the distortion effects among those available, indicate the distortion angle (Angle) and the degree of application of the effect (Amount) using the appropriate indicators at the top and, finally, draw an ellipse in correspondence with the portion of text that you are interested in bending.
To save the changes made, then, all you have to do is press the buttons Done. Finally, tap on Save, to save the output image locally.
How to bend an inscription with Photoshop on smartphones and tablets
You currently don’t have your computer handy and would like to try curving an inscription with Photoshop on smartphones and tablets? I’m sorry but, as of this writing, none of Photoshop’s various free mobile transpositions allow you to do this.
However, you can resort to third-party apps that offer functions suitable for the purpose, such as the very famous Phonto, available for both Android and iOS / iPadOS. Basically, this solution is free but to unlock all available fonts and remove advertising, you have to buy the paid version, which costs 3.49 euros.
After installing and starting Phonto on your device, grant it the necessary permissions to function properly. Then, tap on an “empty” point on its main screen, select the item Images and tap onpreview of the photo of your interest, so as to upload it to the app.
At this point, press the pencil symbol in the upper right corner, type in the field Add Text the text you want to insert in the image and, using the button Font, select the font you prefer to use. When you are ready to do so, enter the writing in the image by pressing the item Done.
Now, tap on the writing, press the button Style located in the box that appeared on the screen and, in the opened screen, select the tab Curving (you have to scroll through the tabs at the bottom to view it). Using the appropriate adjustment bar, then, adjust the angle of the curvature and, when you are ready to do it, press on the item Save (top right) to apply the changes.
To save the output photo locally, then, tap on the symbol of arrow pointing down (top right) and, after choosing the format in which to export the image, tap on the item Save.