Learn how to curve text in Silhouette Studio to create fun and unique designs!
Creating designs in Silhouette Studio is so much fun. I love to create custom designs for just about any surface. But what happens when you want your text to curve around a shape instead of being in a straight line? Curving text in Silhouette Studio is easy and opens up lots of different options for creating unique designs. Today I’m going to show you just how easy it is to curve text. Let’s get started!
HOW TO CURVE TEXT IN SILHOUETTE STUDIO
When you curve text in Silhouette, basically you are placing text along a path. That path can be any curved shape but today I’ll be placing text on a circle. I’m going to use a design that I created for a previous post and show you how to curve text around it. Let’s put the words “You’re Sweet” around an ice cream cone. If you would like to see how to create the ice cream cone, you can learn how to create SVG files in Silhouette Studio here.
First, you need to type out your text. Access the text too by clicking on the “A” in the left-hand panel. Type out your text choose your font and size from the drop-down menus at the top. I’m using the font Bebas Neue. Place your text above and below your design.
Using the Drawing Tools (circle icon on the left hand column), draw a circle around your design.
Double click on the text. When you do this, a green box will appear around the text. There will be a black circle with cross-hairs in the bottom left. To curve the text around your circle, click on the black circle and drag the text on top of the circle shape that you just drew. The text will curve around the circle.
Now place the word “Sweet” around the bottom of the circle. To place text around the bottom of the circle, double click it and drag the black circle on top of the circle shape. When you do this, your text may look like this (see below).
To fix this, simply drag the black circle to the outside of the circle shape and adjust the spacing of the letters with the slider.
When you have your text the way you want it, select all the text and click “Make Compound Path”. This turns the text into a path instead of individual letters. After you make the text a compound path, you can no longer edit the text. You can then delete the circle shape and the text will stay in its curved shape. Or you can make the circle transparent (no fill) by clicking the dropdown menu in the upper left. By making the circle transparent, it will not cut. Now you can fill your text with a color if you want or just send it to cut.
I hope you found this tutorial on how to curve text in Silhouette Studio helpful. Check out the posts below for more Silhouette tutorials.
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