How do I get my text to arc?

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How do I get my text to arc?
In a few simple steps, you can bend text into an arc style. (Polka Dot RF/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Arched text often is used on flyers, brochures and banners. You can arc text upward, downward or in a wavy fashion by using a word processing or graphics program such as Word, Publisher, Photoshop or Fireworks. In Word and Publisher, the text is created from WordArt -- a combination of text and graphics. In Fireworks, the text is added to a path in the curve shape that you select.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    Word or Publisher

  1. 1

    In Word or Publisher, place your cursor where you want the text to go.

  2. 2

    Select the "Insert" tab and choose "WordArt" from the "Text" group in the ribbon.

  3. 3

    Click your desired arc style from the WordArt gallery. The "Edit WordArt Text" dialogue box will open.

  4. 4

    Type your text into the text box and click "OK." The arched text will appear.

    Photoshop

  1. 1

    In Photoshop, select the "Text" tool. Go to the canvas and click where you want the text to go.

  2. 2

    Type your text and select the "Create Warp Text" button from the toolbar. The "Warp Text" dialogue box will open.

  3. 3

    Select "Arc" from the "Style" drop-down list, set a "Bend" value and click "OK." The arched text will appear.

    Fireworks

  1. 1

    In Fireworks, select the "Text Tool" from the tools palette. Click where you want the text to go on the canvas and type your text.

  2. 2

    Select the "Pen Tools" from the tools palette. Click and drag your mouse over your canvas to create an arc.

  3. 3

    Click the text on your canvas to select it. Hold the "Shift" key and click on the curve to select it as well. Both objects should be selected.

  4. 4

    Select "Text" and "Attach to Path" from the menu. The text will attach to the curve to form an arc.

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