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Create Curved Text in Canvas Workspace

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Creating curved text in Canvas Workspace has been updated by Brother for the downloaded version and it is a GAME CHANGER!. Very exciting… I think it is even easier than if you did it in Inkscape. That makes it an even bigger game-changer.

I have left the previous instructions below as there may be an opportunity for you to need them… especially if you are using the online version. The video is of the downloaded version but it is a very similar technique.

Video tutorial of Canvas Workspace – create curved text

Creating curved text in the latest version of Canvas Workspace (downloaded) uses the new Fit to Path function and it is FUN! Watch and see!

Super fun isn’t it!

Video tutorial creating curved text manually

While it is possibly an option to create curved text on your Scan N Cut machine, it is much easier to create it in Canvas Workspace.

Below is a video showing a manual method of creating curved text in the downloaded version of Canvas Workspace. You can create it in the online version of Canvas Workspace as well…so don’t feel like you have missed out if you are working online.

The new Fit to Path method that has been included in Canvas Workspace 3.2.1 is much quicker however you may still find a use for the manual way.

Instructions step by step

Here are step by step instructions on how to create curved text manually. With the new Fit to Path function in Canvas Workspace, there would only be limited reasons why you may do it this way however I have left it available to you so that you can make up your own mind.

Step 1 – open Canvas Workspace

Open Canvas Workspace and then place a circle about the size of the arch you want. This could be a circle or oval, basically, it is used as a template. Stretch it to suit the shape arch that you are after.

Add a circle of oval to create curved text around

Step 2 – add text

Next, add single letters and place them around the outside of the circle. You can place them on the mat singularly or as one word. If you place them as one word you may need to use the divide function to separate the letter to enable them to arch nicely. This would depend on the length of the word and the shape of the arch.

Step 3 – rotate the angle

Rotate each letter to suit the angle. You may need to move them around and even them out so that they sit nicely around the arch.

Remember, you can also use the alignment tools to distribute the letters evenly. Once you are happy with how it looks, delete the circle.

Curve each letter around the arch to create curved text in Canvas Workspace

This is the view showing how to create curved text in Canvas Workspace. All the letters are now flowing nicely around the oval shape.

Finish your project

Once you have curved the letters around the arch you can group them together to make them easier to manage or use the weld function. If you would like them to cut out in once piece, ensure that each letter just slightly overlaps the letter next to it. Once completed you then weld all the letters together.

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2 thoughts on “Create Curved Text in Canvas Workspace”

  1. Great information and so easy to follow. Thanks for sharing and for all your effort.

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