Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member
One of the special things that you can do with the text in Elements is to bend it to create your own unique look. This text is located on the type layer right here in the Layers panel. To warp this text first I'll click on the type layer to select it in the Layers panel and then I'll go over to the toolbar and I'm going to click on the Horizontal Type tool. Then I'm going to go up to the Options bar for that tool and click the Warp Text icon right here. That opens the Warp Text dialog box. I will start by selecting one of the preset styles from this menu of presets.
Some of these look better than others depending upon the text and the font and the style. There are some really wacky ones down here. Here's a Flag, a Wave, and even a Fish shape. I think I'm going to go with that Flag. Once I've selected a preset, then I can customize it by using the sliders. So I can bend and I can distort this horizontally, vertically. I think I'm going to put those both back to zero and just bend it a little more.
When I'm happy with it, I'll click OK. Now this type layer remains editable. So I can still come in at any time and change its color, or its font, or its size or I can come back into the Warp Text dialog box and change the warp of the text.
Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.Become a member
164 Video lessons · 49527 Viewers
64 Video lessons · 84585 Viewers
86 Video lessons · 54432 Viewers
148 Video lessons · 91512 Viewers
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.
Your file was successfully uploaded.