Make text appear to flow along a curve
or around a sphere
In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to make text
appear to flow along a curve or around a sphere. In fact, it’s
really quite easy.
So these are the steps you would take to create this heading
1. Select the Freehand tool, draw your line.
2. Select the Text tool, click directly on the line
where you want the text to start - a small red
square should appear indicating the start point
- and type your sentence.
3. You can still edit both the line and the text - try
changing the curve using the Shape editor tool
either by nudging the line or moving the red handles
as shown on the left. You’ll see the text flows
along the new curve automatically.
Equally, if you go into the Text tool, you can still
add or delete words and the text adjusts along the
line. Also if you grab the red square at the start of
the text you can drag the whole sentence along the
curve. And you can left/right/center align text within the
start and end red squares.