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Chapter 13. Getting Creative with Type > Using the Warp Text Option

Using the Warp Text Option

Photoshop's Warp Text option gives you creative control over the look of text. No longer are you confined to straight vertical or horizontal text. In the Photoshop world, text can be created in almost any size and shape. As an additional bonus, warping text does not require converting the text into a raster. So days later, you can access the warped text, change it's font family, size, and color. It's all about control… in this case, controlling text.

Use Warp Text

Open a document.

Select the Type tool on the toolbox, and then select a type layer in the Layers palette or create new type.

Click the Warp Text button.

Click the Styles button, and then select from the following style options:

  • Arc

  • Arc Lower

  • Arc Upper

  • Arch

  • Bulge

  • Shell Lower

  • Shell Upper

  • Flag

  • Wave

  • Fish

  • Rise

  • Fisheye

  • Inflate

  • Squeeze

  • Twist


Click the Horizontal or Vertical option to warp the text in a horizontal or vertical direction.

Enter a percentage value in the Bend box, or drag the slider left or right (-100 to 100). Bend controls the physical amount of bend applied to the text based on warp style.

Enter a percentage value in the Horizontal Distortion box, or drag the slider left or right (-100 to 100). Horizontal Distortion controls the physical amount of bend applied to the text based on warp style.

Enter a percentage value in the Vertical Distortion box, or drag the slider left or right (-100 to 100). Vertical Distortion controls the physical amount of bend applied to the text based on warp style.

Click OK.


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