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How to wrap text around images. Photoshop text wrap.

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Photoshop doesn’t have a dedicated text wrap tool, but you can still make paragraphs of text wrap around images. The trick lies in using a long running feature in Photoshop call type in a path, along with vector paths. It’s really easy, lets go!

We want to add text to the left of this image but have it wrap around the woman. How do we do this? Easy…

Start with the rectangle shape tool

At the top make sure its set to Path

Drag out the shape you want to put the text in. (Similar to how you would do it with the type tool)

We have a text box, but now we need to change the shape.

Grab the pen tool. How to use the pen tool in Photoshop

Click to add a point at the top. add a second point under it

Hold down Carl/Cmd and drag on the point.

You can add points and drag them to curve the side of the box.

Also drag the handles to change the shape of the path. If you don’t know how to use the pen tool, here is a tutorial. 

Here is the finished path.

Note this isn’t the only way to create a path in Photoshop, but for me, it’s the easiest way to make a nice neat box with a curved side. The important thing is to have a vector path at this point of the tutorial.

How let’s put the text in it.

Grab the type tool

As you move the cursor inside the path, you will see it has a circle around it. This means we will add type IN a path.

Click to apply, You’ll see place holder text. Type in your own words, or paste them from another document.

Choose Type>Paste Loren Ipsum to add ,ore placeholder text for styling if you aren’t ready to put your own text in yet.

To select all the text, click the text with the text tool and Press Ctrl/Cmd+A to select all.

Change the properties such as font, size and color to complete your look.

I hope this short tutorial helped you.

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8 responses to “How to wrap text around images. Photoshop text wrap.”

  1. The method of adding text wrap to type in Photoshop was new to me, a long time Photoshop user. Thanks!

  2. GREAT text wrapping tutorial Colin. I learned something new and very useful. Thanks for these short tuts.

  3. In addition to the general topic, I learned about using CTL-H to hide the highlighting of the selected text.

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