How to Curve words and phrases? (arching?) (bending?)

Have made about 20 signs on the X-Carve so far and wanting to get a lot more creative.
Easy to slide words and phrases around and rotate but how does one curve these words and phrases into an arch shape?
Would the word "bending: be a better description?

Thank you!!!

there’s an app for that! (In Easel) …look and you shall find my friend

??? “Where” would help a lot.
Thank you.

all the answers were in my comment young padawan!

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It’s under Apps > Utilities > “circular text”. It’s not great, though. When I tried to use it, it treated the dot over a lowercase i as a separate character to the i when I tried to adjust the dimensions, and the kerning could only be described as erratic.

As a workaround, I used Photoshop to create my arched text and then imported it as an image file. This necessitated creating an identical curve in Photoshop to align my words to, so I would have the angle of curve correct when I brought it into my carve, but it worked decently.


I concur with @KimberlyFranzen, the circular text app in Easel is junk. Go with @AngusMcleod’s suggestion to create your curves in Inkscape or some other vector program, then import it. You’ll get MUCH better results.

I am glad you and @KimberlyFranzen finally answered this guy’s question. I was getting angry as I scrolled through that fortune cookie bullshit.


Check out my video on this topic. Hope this helps
Check it out on YouTube:
My Channel is: Paw Paw’s Workshop

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If you have the opportunity to get V Carve Desktop you will find it much easier to make curved text

This was the idea I was trying to figure out to do. Its not so much curved text, and it is more shrunk or heightened in relation to the circle, oval shape…

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