How to Wrap Text in Photoshop CS3

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How to Wrap Text in Photoshop CS3
Wrap text around an object in Photoshop CS3. (coffee mug image by timur1970 from

Adobe Photoshop CS3 is the 2007 version of the popular graphics software. Capable of completing literally thousands of tasks, Photoshop CS3 is a tool used by many photo editors, illustrators and graphic designers. A text wrap is an effect that allows text to curve around an object in a photograph or drawing. This effect is used to conform digital text around the curve of a blank soda can, coffee mug or other rounded object. Although Photoshop CS3 does not have a text wrap feature, the effect is possible with the use of the Warp Text function.

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  1. 1

    Open Photoshop CS3 and go to "File," then "New." Select a document size and press "OK." If you already have an image or illustration you want to use, go to "File," then "Open" and select your file.

  2. 2

    Download an image online or open an image file saved on your computer. The image should have a rounded or curved object that you would like to wrap text around.

  3. 3

    Click "Create a New Layer" at the bottom of the Layers palette or go to "Layer," then "New," then "Layer" (see References).

  4. 4

    Select "Type" from the Tools palette and click on the image. Enter the text you want to appear on the object. Select a font from the "Set the Type Family" drop-down at the top of the screen. Choose a font size from the "Set the Font Size" drop-down.

  5. 5

    Select the "Move" tool and position the text over the rounded object.

  6. 6

    Go to "Layer," then "Type," then "Warp Text." Click the "Style" drop-down box and select "Arch." Press the circle next to "Horizontal." (See References.)

  7. 7

    Slide the "Bend" tab until the text conforms to the curve of the object. Click "OK" when you are satisfied with the results.

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