View Full Version : Tekst round/swirl (Solved!!!)

08-27-2008, 07:57 AM

I am looking for a way for my tekst to go round, exactly like the example below. Who can help me??



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08-27-2008, 08:23 AM
Hi Marlous,
- Draw a circular path with the Ellipse tool
- Click on the path with the Type tool - the pointer must look like this http://simplephotoshop.com/px/answers/type-on-path-pointer.gif - and enter your text


Hope this helps.

08-27-2008, 08:24 AM
Wow, that's quick!! I'm going to test it right away, thanx!!

08-27-2008, 08:55 AM
This is more challenging than I thought. Have to look at the tutorial on how to make a path. My ego is bruised because my knowledge of Photoshop is not that extensive. LOL

08-27-2008, 10:40 AM

Good for u Andrei for posting this essential tut. Learning paths, path selection tools, and the pen tool are a must for anyone that does not want to be handicapped in photoshop, or reliant on illustrator like I was for so many years.


08-27-2008, 10:52 AM
- In the Toolbox, activate the Ellipse Tool (http://simplephotoshop.com/photoshop_tools/ellipse_toolf.htm)
- In the Options bar, click the "paths"
http://simplephotoshop.com/photoshop_tools/draw_path.gif button
- Hold down [Shift] key (to constrain object proportions) and drag over your image

08-27-2008, 01:41 PM
Oke, new try now I am back from work.
Found the tool in the Tool pen section (Photoshop 7) and made a nice circle with it.

I don't get the funny type tool when going over the line to insert the text.

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08-27-2008, 02:12 PM
Marlous, welcome to the Café!

We all start somewhere with Photoshop.

For additional step by step tutorials, try Google search.
Search “Text on a circle Photoshop”
Select a tutorial that fits your version of Photoshop and skill level.

Happy Photoshopping.

Doubrovski, I like your little tool icons inserted into the text. ;)
How did you do that?

Edit: Hmm.... I can do those with InDesign's Inline graphics. (Inserting Illustrator graphics as text. )

[Edited on 8/27/2008 by KRB]

08-27-2008, 02:36 PM
Here is a quick and easy tutorial for what you need
GOOD lUCK :cheers

08-27-2008, 02:47 PM
Found a site for Photoshop 7:


And I did it!!
Thanx for all the help!

08-27-2008, 02:55 PM
wow, so v7 does not have paths...good for u for finding that and getting it done

08-27-2008, 03:04 PM
Glad all the members could help.

Thanks for posting an image for what you wanted.
It’s always helpful to also include what version of Photoshop you are using.

For that added touch, your inspiration image added a Layer Style: Emboss.
Google seach “Photoshop Emboss”.
There again, select a tutorial for your version of Photoshop.

The preferred method is to use Text on a Path and not Warp.
I think PS 7 had Paths.
(An even greater method is to use Illustrator or InDesign.)

Happy Photoshopping once again. You learn by doing.


[Edited on 8/27/2008 by KRB]

08-27-2008, 04:25 PM
Kathryn, i think the blogger was saying there is no path function in ps7. i can't remember that far back, but i bet that's why we used to use illustrator so much. :)

08-27-2008, 11:30 PM
Originally posted by mixedupmacandpc
Kathryn, i think the blogger was saying there is no path function in ps7. i can't remember that far back, but i bet that's why we used to use illustrator so much. :)

Coocoo, I rummaged through an old folder and found some Shapes I did using PS 6 so I know Paths were there then.

Maybe ask another Photoshop historian what version Paths were first introduced.

08-28-2008, 01:26 AM
Ha! so that blogger was cracked when she used the text tool? A photoshop blogger wrong? Na, can't be! That won't produce exactly what Marius wants right. Isn't the text being adjusted unlike when on a path, ie tracking. that warped tool is weird and probably should be avoided... uh oh.

08-28-2008, 09:02 AM
Using Warp>Arc to bend text to form to a half circle is way too much distortion of type for my taste.

Doubrovski’s method provided is the desired way. It will yield results closest to the inspiration piece. Photoshop 7 had all the tools to do this.

[Edited on 8/28/2008 by KRB]