How to Wrap Images in Photoshop

Written by chad buleen
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Wrapping images with text in Photoshop can be a dramatic and impressive way to draw attention to the image on a page or document. Text wraps are often used in magazines and in newspapers, where a limited amount of space is available and where attention can be drawn to the article thanks to the way text wraps around the image. A basic knowledge of the essential functions of Photoshop is needed to create text wraps.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open a Photoshop document by selecting "Ctrl" + "N." Insert the image around which you want to wrap the text by selecting "File" and then "Place image." The image will now appear on your document page.

  2. 2

    Go to the menu at the top of the page and select the "Layer" menu. After clicking on "Layer," select "New" and then "Layer" again from the drop down menu.

  3. 3

    Choose the "Text" tool from the toolbox on the right side of the page. Click and drag on the area of the image on which you want to wrap the text to create your text box. Use the keyboard to type in the words you want to appear on the image.

  4. 4

    Click on the "Layer" menu again on the menu bar at the top of the page. Then select "Type" and "Warp Text." A window will appear that has a variety of options from which you can choose to alter the text.

  5. 5

    Click on the drop down menu within the box that says "Arch" and then click "Horizontal." Move the "Bend," "Horizontal Distortion" and "Vertical Distortion" sliders until the text appears to be in the shape and position you want it to be in.

  6. 6

    Save the document using "Ctrl" + "S" and name it. The image is now wrapped by text.

Tips and warnings

  • If the text doesn't appear to be in the right position, click on the text box and select the "V" key on your keyboard to slightly nudge your text over to be in a more natural position. Use the arrow keys to choose the direction the text is nudged.

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