Curved Text

A crucial feature for many print products is an ability to display a text on a curve. A good example of this is a seal:

A seal.

Until now we have discussed only Customer's Canvas features to edit objects which can be added or created with the designer. However, there is a capability to edit curved text, that can't be created with the designer. This topic describe one of the possible ways to create curved text for further editing with Customer's Canvas.

The Sample

It is quite easy to create such designs in Photoshop and Customer's Canvas will properly handle curved text and display it in the designer. Let us go through the process of creating a template with curved text.

  1. Create a new PSD file in Photoshop.
  2. Select a Pen tool from the toolbox or press P.

    Select the Pen tool.

  3. Select the Path mode in the Top toolbar.

    Select the Path mode.

  4. Click where you want to place a text to create a starting point, and then click again for an endpoint. To bend a line, add anchor points on the line.

    Draw a line.

  5. Drag the anchor point to bend the line holding the Ctrl key (or the Cmd key on a Mac).

    Curve the line.

  6. To add a text, select a Type tool (or press T), click the point on a curve where you want to start a text string, and start typing.

    Curved text in Photoshop.

  7. Save this template and open it in Customer's Canvas.

    The result image.

Autofit Font Size for Text Box

In some designs, you might want to let the user provide a text string in a box of a fixed size with the font size automatically selected to fit this box. You can easily implement this behavior using the curved text editor as explained above. Just create "curved text" on a straight line and it will work as expected.

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