In Illustrator, text can be placed on paths using the “Type tool” and the “Type on a path tool”. In this tutorial, we will be putting text on two types of paths, the open path, and the close path.
To place text on an open path, first, make a path using the “Pen tool” or the “Curvature tool”. For this example, we will be using a curved path. To do this, click on the “Curvature tool” on the left menu and draw a path by clicking and dragging until you have a path consisting of at least three points.
Next, select the “Type on a path tool” on the left menu. Hover over the path and click when your cursor shows a curve and the word “path” on it.
Now you can type text on your path. Remember that you can always change the settings of your text using the menu at the top or the “Properties” tab on the right. And, if you want to change the text’s position, use the handles on the text’s corners.
For the close path, we will be using an irregular shape as an example. Select the “Pen tool” from the toolbar on the left then create an irregular closed shape by clicking and dragging on your canvas.
For the next step, select the “Type tool” from the left menu and hover over your path until the word “path” appears then click on it.
Now you have your text inside the path! You can change the alignment of your paragraph using the “Paragraph” window in the “Properties” tab.
Another way to do this is to put your text around the shape. Just click on the “Type on a path tool” and hover over your path until it has a curve and the word “path” on it then click on your mouse.
Now you have your text wrapped around your path. Do note that you can always change the text’s font, color, or style, using the “Properties” tab on the right menu. When you’re finished modifying the text, save your design and you’re all done!