How To Bend Text With Paint.NET

Let us know about “How To Bend Text With Paint.NET”. The main power and features of modern paint programs have also expanded dramatically in the last couple of years. And there is one ability of all these programs is to take text, and turn it into an image, and then you can easily bend the image with a curve.

Most of the young readers will also be able to know that not all that before many years, there were no programs that could complete this feat. But today the feature to perform ths is found even in every free software.

Different image editing applications basically have some different ways of performing this task. It is basically our favorite tool which is known as Paint.NET. A drawing program that defeats (at least in some areas) programs like Photoshop but which is also freeware.

Readers who want much more information on Paint.NET should check out this article. Now, I am going to focus on the basics of bending text by using Paint.NET.

Bend Text With Paint.NET

Can you curve text in a paint net?

You will have to select Circle Text to open the Circle Text dialog, which is shown in the screenshot below. Then you will have to select a font from the Font drop-down menu. Then you should type some text in the text box. And you will be now able to see a preview of it on the sheet layer. You can also select some extra Bold and Italic format options on the window.

And here is an important option which is basically for curving, or bending, the text is known as the Angle of arc bar. When you are going to first open the Circle Text window, it will already be fixed to 360 degrees by default. Also, if you select OK with that angle selected then you will be having a full circle of text as shown below.

And if you want to keep the text more curved in a line and also to apply some bend to it, then you will have to simply drag the Angle of arc bar more to the left side and evenly reduce its value to something more like 90 degrees.

If the text then also overlaps, you will have to drag the Radius bar more right to expand it. Then you would be able to have curved text more like as shown in the snapshot directly below.

If you will need to change the starting angle of the text, you will have to drag the Angle of the start bar. By dragging that to something like -60 and the Angle of arc to 125.95 also with a Radius setting of around 245. Then your text will be much more clear of a semicircular arc comparable to rainbow as shown below.

You will have to move the text with the Center bars. Then simply drag the top Center bar left/right to move it towards the left and right direction. Then you will need to drag the bar just below that to move it upward and downward the sheet.

The WaveText tool is one that will help you in adding a sine wave effect to the text. Like, by using this you can be able to add many bends, or curves, to the given text. You just need to choose Effects > Text Formations > WaveText to open the curve window.

Now you will have to type something in the text box. You can also select some other fonts and add bold and italic formats with the options just below that. If you are basically going to click OK without changing any of the default settings for the wave effect.

As long as the text is, the more waves it will have. A small part of text will probably have just one bend. And the best way to change the number of waves in text is to drag the Pitch bar. That will help you in customizing the horizontal width of the bends, so by dragging that bar right will effectively decrease the number of waves.

The y Pitch bar then changes the height of the waves. So by dragging that bar left decreases the wave height and straightens out the text. You can easily drag the bar more right to increase the height of the wave curves.

For adding a vertical wave, you should click the Change x/y check box. Then the text will become vertical and scroll down the page as shown directly below. You can also adjust the text position with the Center bars exactly the same as in the Circle Tool.

curved text

How do I curve text in Microsoft Paint?

You can also use WordArt by using a Transform text effect to curve or bend text in a shape. If you want the text to change into a circle shape, you can easily  do this, but it’s a little bit more work. You can also add WordArt many times to wrap text around shapes with some straight edges.

  • You should go to Insert > WordArt, and select the WordArt style you want.
  • Then you will have to replace the WordArt placeholder text with your own text.
  • After that, you will need to select your WordArt text.
  • Then, you will have to simply go to Shape Format or Drawing Tools Format, select Text Effects >Transform and pick the look you want.

Advanced techniques

Wrap around a circle. To create a text that is completely able to circle your shape, select Circle from Follow Path, and then drag any of the sizing handles until your WordArt is the size and shape which you want.

Wrap around straight edges. To wrap text around a shape that is having straight edges, like a rectangle, insert WordArt objects for each edge. In this example, WordArt is added four times, one for each side of the shape.

Group moves and copy. To move or copy different WordArt objects as a single shape, see Group or ungroup shapes, pictures, or other objects.

If you need very exact control or are creating a complex combination of shapes and text, you’ll want to use a third-party drawing or graphics program to create the text around your desired shape and then simply copy and paste it in your Office document.

How do I make curved text

Even if you have already been a Microsoft Word user for a long time, there are different formatting options or objects which you will need, but do not know where to find them. For example, you may need to know how to curve text in Word if you are designing a document that would benefit from having that effect.

A traditional Microsoft Word document, such as one that you may create for school or your job, is basically more than plain text and maybe a picture or graph. But there are a lot of other things which can be included in a Word document, and also including curved words.

If you are designing a flyer or a newsletter, or anything else that needs to be visually attractive, there are many cases where you may find yourself to curve a Word in your document.

How to Curve Text in Word

All the steps in this article were basically performed in Microsoft Word for Office 365, but will also work in many other versions of Word.

The first part of this section will provide you a brief overview of how to curve text. If you would like to see the full tutorial with pictures, you will need to simply keep scrolling.

And learn how to create curved text in a Microsoft Word document by using the Word Art tool which is found in the application.


  • Microsoft Word document


  • Microsoft Word


  1. First of all, you will have to open the document with the text which you want to curve.
  2. After that, you will find the text to curve, or type it.
  3. Then you will need to select the text to curve by using the mouse.
  4. Then select the Insert tab.
  5. After that you will need to select the Word Art option, and then simply click the text icon which looks the way you want your curved text to look.
  6. Then you will need to press the Drawing Tools Format tab which is at the top of the window.
  7. Select the Text Effects option, then you should select Transform, then you will have to select a curve type from the options on the menu.
  8. Change the layout options for your curved text.


After applying the transformation to your text, there you will find a text box around it.

  • You will have to choose the circular arrow to rotate the text box.
  • You will have to select anyone white circular arrows to change the size of the text box.
  • You will have to select and drag on the orange circular anchor to change the curvature of the text.

Always know that this method uses WordArt. Also you can curve text without WordArt. This method is already discussed in the section below this one.

Step 1: First of all you will have to open your document in Word.

Step 2: You will need to click at the point where you want to place the curved text, then write it.

Step 3: You will have to use your mouse to select the text that you wish to curve.

Step 4: Then you will have to select the Insert tab which is at the top of the window

Step 5: After that you should select the Word Art button, then select the desired style for your curved text.

Step 6: Then you will have to select the Drawing Tools Format tab which is at the top of the window.

Step 7: Then select the Text Effects option, and then select Transform, then press the desired curve type under Follow Path.

Step 8: You should change the layout options for your curved text by simply clicking on the white anchors to change the size of the text box, by clicking and dragging the orange arrow to change the curvature, or clicking on the arrow to rotate your text.

What program can I use to curve text?


PicMonkey is one of the amazing design platforms out there with a very easy to use curved text tool. That basically means if you want to put your words into circles and arcs, you will have to go to check out PicMonkey.

How to curve text with Canva

No shade, but many other photo editing platforms can help you in making your text a NIGHTmare.

  1. First of all, you should click Elements.
  2. After that you will need to just select a circle to use it as your format, and place it where you want your text to appear.
  3. Then simply press text.
  4. Choose a font.
  5. You will need to select all of the text already in the box and write the first letter of the phrase which you want to curve.
  6. Then you will need to decrease the size of the text box so it’s just a little bigger than the letter.
  7. You will have to rotate your letter so it can be lined up with the outside of your circle and move it into the position you want. Basically, you are going to place letters with the arc of the circle to create the curved effect. Then you will have to use the arrow keys for fine alignment.
  8. After that, you will have to copy the letter which you just aligned and paste it back on your design.
  9. Now, you will have to replace the letter which you have just pasted with the next letter in the phrase you’re curving.
  10. Then you should repeat steps 7 through 9 for every letter which you want to curve around the circle.

And if you really want to change your text from an arc to a circle, or add or subtract letters, you will have to repeat the whole process. That’s why we always recommend that you don’t even try it. If you want curved text, do yourself a favor and go to PicMonkey.

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