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Let Me Show You How to Curve Your Text in Cricut Design Space™

Before I headed off to convention this year, I created this lighthearted shirt using my Air2 and Design Space™.  Quite a few of you saw the final result on my Instagram page and asked for the file.  My design included some uploaded images making the file unsharable, BUT I can give you a few tips to show you how to create your own. Today. I want to show you how I created that adorable curved text above the images. MissCarriesCreations-CurveText-ShirtSM

Before we begin – some of you out there are still using your Cricut™ Machine as a paperweight. I want to encourage you to blow the dust off, figure out your password, log-in, and give this little tutorial a try. EVERY NEEDS TO START SOMEWHERE.

Step-By-Step How To Curve Text in Design Space™

NOTE: The Curve tool is only available for the Windows/Mac version. You will not be able to use it in the mobile app.

Log-into Design Space™ and choose a NEW blank Canvas. Choose TEXT in the Design Panel on the left.

MissCarriesCreations-CurveText-InsertText

Type your words into the Text Box, choose your font & font style, and use the Letter spacing tool to adjust any letter spacing. If you have multiple lines of text, you will need to UNGROUP TO LINES.

MissCarriesCreations-CurveText-UngrouptoLines

Chose the CURVE tool in the Text Edit bar at the top. You will see a slider bar appear. Drag the slider to the right to curve downward.  The diameter number will change as you slide.

MissCarriesCreations-CurveText-CurveRight

Drag the slider to the left to curve the text upward. A dash (-) is added to the diameter to show that is it curving upward.MissCarriesCreations-CurveText-CurveLeft

If you are curving multiple lines of text, you can match the curve by typing the same number in the diameter box. If you want to curve in the opposite direction, add or remove a dash (-) in front of the number. MissCarriesCreations-CurveText-MatchCurve

Here are a few things you will want to remember:

  1. You can continue to edit it unless it is welded or flattened.
  2. You can edit letter spacing, rotate, edit the text, and change font after curving.
  3. You cannot curve multiple lines of text.

If this is your first time stopping by my blog for a Cricut™ tutorial, I hope it inspired you to brush off your machine and give this a try. You can find my other tutorials using the SEARCH bar on the right.  If you live locally, you are welcome to attend one of my classes and learn more about your machine and using Design Space™.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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