Hiya, today is the next instalment in our silhouette seminar series, and today we are going to be looking at how to arc text again.  We looked at arcing a few months back but thanks to a viewer I found out a simpler way to do it.

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So just to recap Arcing text is when text is be placed along an curved line in order to create an arced effect for text.

To create you arced text you first need to create a curved shape, any shape with a curved edge somewhere will work, My final shape was a cloud! Next type your text. While in the Text Editing mode (where the text is surrounded by a green editing box), locate the small control point on the lower left-hand side of the text box. Click and hold down on this control point and move your text onto your curve. This can be on the inside or outside edge of the curve, whatever looks right for you.

Then the new part is how easy it is to get the text to be close enough to weld. Before I fiddled around with copying and pasting my shape bigger, but all you actually do is move a little slider and the text moves closer or further away to the shape. Watch the video and see how easy peasy it is,  Silhouette Seminar No 15 Arcing Revisited  Enjoy!

I hope this was not only helpful but also given you inspiration for projects you can do using this technique, but for now have a great craft day,

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Amanda Evans

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