How To Bend Text In Adobe Illustrator

In the field of graphic design, Adobe Illustrator is renowned for its versatility. This blog post aims to provide a tutorial on bending text in Adobe Illustrator. This feature allows you to effortlessly produce distinctive and visually striking text designs for your logos, posters, or any other graphic projects.

Step 1: Create a New Document

Start Adobe Illustrator and create a new document by clicking on File > New. Set the desired width and height according to your needs.

Step 2: Add Text to the Document

Select the Text Tool (T) from the toolbar, then click anywhere on your document and type the text you want to bend.

Step 3: Convert the Text into Outlines

To bend the text, we need to convert it into outlines first. To do this, select the text, then click on Type > Create Outlines (Shift+Ctrl+O).

Step 4: Apply the Warp Effect

Now, it’s time to bend the text. With your text selected, go to the top menu and click on Effect > Warp. This will open a new window with multiple warp styles. Select the Arc style as it’s a commonly used style for bending text.

Step 5: Adjust the Bend Value

You can adjust the bend value according to your needs. The higher the percentage, the more your text will curve. The bend value can be adjusted by altering the percentage in the Bend option.

Step 6: Finalize the Effect

Once you’re satisfied with the look of your bent text, click OK to apply the effect.

Bending text in Adobe Illustrator is an easy and effective way to add a creative touch to your designs. By following these steps, you can bend text to fit any shape or path, giving you unlimited possibilities in your graphic design work.

Happy Designing!