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Old April 4th, 2010, 11:47 PM
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Spiral text effect


This tutorial shows how to create a spiral text effect in Ps,using the Custom Shape Tool.

Step 1.

Open a new Ps document in the size you need.I'm going to use a size of 500X500 pixels,so you can see every detail more clearly.On the tool box,select the custom shape,that is normally below the text tool.

Step 2.

On the Menu bar at the top,select the "Shape" drop down menu.Then click on the top right arrow and select "All".

Step 3.

Locate the shape called "Spiral" and be sure that the Path button is on

Step 4.
Now drag a spiral shape on the canvas,as shown below,you can make the spiral as large or as little as you wish.

Step 5.

Selct the text tool,choose the font and the size,and place the cursor over the spiral and tape your text.

Step 6.

Once you have finish typing the text,click CTRL+H to remove the text path.
You can add a dropped shadow or any other layer style as in a normal text.

And that's it!.This tip works as well with any other custom shape:circle,square,stars....
Here's some samples:

Hope this was clear enough...if any doubt,please pm me.

Last edited by erendira; April 4th, 2010 at 11:58 PM.
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Old April 4th, 2010, 11:57 PM
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Old April 5th, 2010, 12:14 AM
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Lola! This is wonderful! I never got around to finding out the purpose of the path tool. Compared to the messy and time consuming way I was doing this task, this is amazing!!!!!! One more and I'm going to go play with this new knowledge!
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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:45 AM
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Awesome Lola! Thank you so much for this tut! I'm learning so many tips, I hope there will be more tutorials in the future.

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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:53 AM
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Old April 7th, 2010, 11:56 AM
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Hey that is cool Lola, I'm like Kat have never bothered with it tsk! thanks

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Thank you so much for this tut, Lola!

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