Adobe Photoshop Elements is a digital photo manipulation application that allows you to enhance, add effects to, and share your digital photographs. It comes with a variety of filters and effects that can help you create picture layouts for your photo albums or websites. Using the "Distort" filter in tandem with the "Text" tool, you can create a circle of words to place around your pictures as a creative and eye-catching caption.
Things You'll Need
- Adobe Photoshop Elements
Create a new file in Photoshop Elements. Set the background of the new document to "Transparent."
Select the "Text" tool from the Tools Palette. Set the font, text size, and color of your text and place the text cursor in the image. Type your message onto the screen.
Select the "Cursor" tool from the Tools Palette when you finish typing. Click on your text box.
Select "Rotate" from the "Image" menu and choose "180 Degrees" from the sub-menu. Your text will flip upside down. Reposition the text box if any text has slipped over the edge of the canvas.
Select "Distort" from the "Filter" menu and choose "Polar Coordinates." Choose the "Rectangular to Polar" option and press "Ok" to apply the filter. Click "Ok" when prompted to simplify the layer. Your text will be arranged into a circle.
Tips & Warnings
- Experiment with different fonts and sizes to make your transformed text easier to read.
- Instead of creating a new file to make the circular text effect, try creating a new layer in an existing photograph. The distortion will only affect the active layer, so you can manipulate the text over and around an existing image to create a circular caption.
- Once your text has been transformed by the "Polar Coordinates" filter, you will no longer be able to edit the message.
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