Sunday, March 15, 2009

Photoshop - Warping Text on a Circle

I am working on a digital imaging assignment at the moment which involves creating a design for a Windsock to be used as part of a public art installation on Blackpool south promenade.

One of the problems I have come across is creating text wrapped (warped) around a circle with a word at the top and another at the bottom of the circle. The word at the bottom the read left to right. I searched my Photoshop books and the Internet for a method, took me best part of a day. Part of the problem is the Warp Text tools in Photoshop don't quite do what you would expect them to do. I was about to give up when I came across a tutorial on YouTube by Chris Rose.

It is so easy when you know how and a picture (video) is worth a thousand words. Thanks Chris.