Cutting Words with a Curve

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well. I tried searching this, but I’m not sure if my explaining is confusing or I’m not wording correctly so here goes… I’m making a round Welcome Sign. I cut the word “Welcome” in cursive and after decided it would look better if it were curved downward along the top so I could fit the family name better in the middle. Is there a way to cut a curved word in cursive? I use Adobe Illustrator - but still teaching myself.

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You want “text on a path” or “text along path”. I’m traveling so can’t get to my (old) copy of AI but @jules is an AI guru and should see this.

I’m more of a Corel, Inkscape & VCarve guy


Yeah, I was looking into it, and I’m not terribly thrilled with the Text on a Curve option in AI…it’s clunky.

There are a few different options listed at this link for warping that you might want to try…remember after you get it shaped the way you want it, you will select all of the text, expand it (Object> Expand Appearance) and then Unite the overlapping letters into one compound shape in the Pathfinder Palette.


Thank you so much - I appreciate your response to me.

Thank you so much - I appreciate you responding to me. I’m going to try it and see how it comes out with my fingers crossed! :slight_smile:

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