How To Curve Text In Figma

Figma, a popular vector design tool, offers features that allow you to create incredible graphics. One feature that is particularly useful, although not immediately obvious, is curving text. This blog post will guide you through the process of how to curve text in Figma.

Draw a Path for the Text

The first step in curving text is drawing a path for the text to follow; this can be any shape, such as a circle or an arc. You can easily create a path using the pen tool or the shape tools.

`To create a path, select the Pen tool from the toolbar or press P on your keyboard. Click on the canvas to create points and link them together with lines, curves, or both.`

Enter the Text

After creating the path, the next step is to input the text you want to curve. Figma’s text tool lets you write directly on your created path.

`To input text, select the Text tool from the toolbar or press T on your keyboard. Click on the path that you created, and start typing your text.`

Adjust the Text on the Path

Once you’ve added your text, you can adjust it along the path. You can change the position of the text, increase or decrease the space between characters, or change the text’s orientation.

`To adjust the text, select it and use the properties panel on the right side of the screen. You can adjust the text as necessary by changing the parameters in the panel.`

    // select the text
    let text = figma.currentPage.selection[0];

    // adjust the text
    text.letterSpacing = { value: 2, unit: 'PIXELS' };
    text.textCase = 'UPPER';
    text.textAlignHorizontal = 'CENTER';
    text.textAlignVertical = 'CENTER';

And that’s it! You now know how to curve text in Figma. This feature can be extremely useful when designing logos, creating circular text, or adding a creative touch to your designs.

Remember, learning to use a design tool like Figma is all about experimentation. So don’t be afraid to try out different paths, texts, and adjustments to create something truly unique.