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One of the special things you can do with text in Elements is to bend it to create your own unique look. In this file, which is phone4.psd, from the 12_03_textwarp folder of chapter12, I'm going to warp this Happy Birthday Tom! text. That text is located on this Type layer at the top of layer stack. To warp the text, I'll select that layer by clicking on it, and then I'll go over to the Toolbox and I'll select the Type tool. Then I'm going up to the Options bar and I'm going to click on this icon, the second from the right.
That opens the Warp Text dialog box. I'll start by selecting one of the preset styles from this drop-down menu and I urge you to go through these and see what each one does. Some are really interesting. I like that one. Different styles look better or worse depending on your image. That's an interesting one. I think I'll stick with that. I can tweak this style down here using the Bend slider, the Horizontal Distortion slider and the Vertical Distortion slider.
Once I've got it the way I wanted, I just click OK and there is my warp text. The Type layer remains editable, so I can still come at any time and change its color or its font or its size.
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