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How do I curve Text in Illustrator CS5?


Question

I'm wondering how can I curve the text below to fit the curve of the shape below. I am somewhat new to Illustrator and yes I know my version is outdated enter image description here

2015/02/13
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2/13/2015 8:36:00 PM

Accepted Answer

There are several ways to curve text in Illustrator, but the easiest is to select your text (It does not need to be outlined) and go to Effect -> Warp -> Arc... in the main menu.

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The harder way (Not really that hard) is to draw an oval and use the Text on a Path tool to add text onto the ovals shape. The benefit of this method is that your text curves around the shape without being warped in any way.

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2015/02/13
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