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How can I curve text in Affinity Photo

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Hello,

 

Im new to Affinity Photo and was wondering if there's a way to curve text? I have searched and most recommend to use Affinity Designer. This can't be done in Photo? If is possible can someone advise me on how I can accomplish this?

 

Thank you

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Text on a path can only be done in AD at the moment but you can use the Mesh Warp tool on, say, Artistic Text to curve it but the text will not remain editable afterwards


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I managed to do it with Select the text box with the Move tool then - Filters - Distort - Rectangular to Polar but it not ideal and I am a total beginner to AP.

I found the mesh warp blurs and pixelates too much.

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This seems exceptionally unintuitive, with so many things it can do the fact it can't do something that is used all the time makes me just head back to photoshop.

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1 hour ago, luvleggs said:

This seems exceptionally unintuitive, with so many things it can do the fact it can't do something that is used all the time makes me just head back to photoshop.

What kind of work are you doing? Perhaps Designer would be the better choice for you. Or perhaps you need both.


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It would add value in AP.  Occasionally, I would appreciate the ability to add curve text to a photo retouch, adding a special message or curve school name to logo, etc.


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