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How to put the text on the ellipse shape (how to make the text curved)

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Hello,

So I have a question. When I make the ellipse and then select the 'Artistic Text Tool' and try to put the text on the edge of the ellipse I can't. I can't seem to find a tutorial for Affinity Photo (maybe it can't be done here, I don't know) because everything is for Affinity Designer. I can't figure it out. Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance!

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Affinity Photo does not have that function exposed in the User Interface (UI). The UI for creating text on a path is only in Designer and Publisher.

You may find some .afdesign files in the forums that you can open in Photo that will give you a curve object setup for text on a path, and you can then copy that object into a Photo document.

Or you can use Mud's Macros v. 3 to create an Ellipse converted to a path-text object.

Or I provided a macro earlier today that will turn any path or curve into a path-text object, here.


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To create path text:

  1. Select a previously drawn line, curve or shape.
  2. From the Tools panel, select the Artistic Text Tool.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • For text running outside a shape or above a line: Click the cursor outside (or above) the object's outline. The cursor will change to indicate path text will be created.
    • For text running inside a shape or below a line (right to left): Click the cursor inside (or below) the object's outline.
  4. Click or drag on the page for a default or custom 'sized' text size, respectively. The line, curve or shape is converted to a path ready for accommodating text.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • Type your text.
    • Paste previously copied text.
    • From the File menu, select Place. In the pop-up dialog, navigate to and select a file, and click Open.

Alternatively, select a previously drawn line, curve or shape and then, from the Layer menu, select Convert to Text Path.

To modify the flow of path text:

With the path text selected, do one of the following:

  • Drag one or more path text handles.
  • On the context toolbar, set Baseline to adjust distance of text baseline from path.
  • On the context toolbar, click Reverse Text Path.

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1 minute ago, mpowell said:

To create path text:

The OP is using Photo, which can't create Path Text except by using one of the methods mentioned earlier in this thread.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.734 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.734 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.742 Beta.

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Oh, Ok. Thanks for letting me know.

  • One way around is first create the text on a curve in Affinity Designer, left-click on it to select it, then right-click on it to get a context menu, the choose copy.
  • Then open up Affinity Photo, choose a new file. Then right-click on the canvas "Or work area" to get a context menu, then choose paste.

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