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How to Curve Text in Pixlr?

Creating curved text in Photoshop is a little bit tricky.

But many of us, especially YouTubers or bloggers, need to create curved text for making thumbnail or featured photos.

So, what should you do in this case when you must need to create one?

Fortunately, there are a lot of curved text app available on the web you can use online.

Most importantly, unlike Photoshop, they are entirely free to use.

Pixlr is one of them that lets you blend text the way you want.

In this guide, I am going to show you how to curve text in Pixlr following the step by step guide.

The best part is you require zero skills to curve or blend text.

So, let’s dig into it.

How to Curve Text in Pixlr?

Apply the below easy to follow step by step guide to curve text in Pixlr.

Step 1. Head over to Pixlr E

At first, visit the official page of Pixlr E by clicking here. Its homepage seems like this:

From the left navigation bar on the homepage, tap on the Create New button.

When you click on that button, a new dialogue box will appear on the screen like the below one.

From there, choose a file size. In my case, I pick the Web Small. Then, give a name to the photo.

Keep in mind; you need to make sure that the Background option is disabled.

Afterward, tap on the Create button that makes a transparent background.

Step 2. Draw a circle shape

Select the Draw tool from the left toolbar menu and then pick the Circle shape from the top bar.

Then, scroll down your mouse on the transparent background to draw the circle shape.

After that, choose the Arrange tool to move the circle. Make sure you place it in the center of the background.

Step 3. Add text

Now, choose the Text tool from the left toolbar menu. You can also get this by pressing T from the keyboard.

Then, you can see an option name Add Text on the top bar. When you click on this, you can see a box that allows you to type that you want to curve.

What you need to do first is- adjust the top bar options. Set the Font to Daddy Day. You can also choose other font styles from there.

Next, pick the color according to your preference to keep as your text color.

Afterward, tap on Edit from the topbar to type the text you want to curve.

And then, make the text rasterize going to Layer > Rasterize text/element.

Then, go to Edit > Free Transform. It helps you to rotate or place the text anywhere you want to put.

Do this repetitive task until you type the word you want to curve.

Yes, it’s boring but still profitable as Pixlr is free and you don’t to pay it like Adobe for using it.

Here how the text looks like after rasterizing and transforming it.

Step 4. Merge all the layers

Before merging each of the layers, make sure you delete the shape layer.

To remove it, choose the Shape layer (layer1) from the layer panel. And from the topbar, click on the delete icon to remove it.

Then, tap on the layer setting (three-dotted icon), and it brings up a dialogue box like this.

From the box, choose the Merge Visible to merge all the layers.

Again, go to Edit > Free Transform to style the curve text.

When you have done, look forward to the next step.

Step 5. Save the image

Finally, it’s time to save the image. To save the picture, type the shortcut Ctrl + S.

Thus it.


At the beginning of this article, I told you that creating text curve in Pixlr is very easy.

Anyone, even your child, can do this by following the step by step guide I described above.

I have broken down each of the steps here again for your convenience to create a text curve. They are:

  1. Head over to Pixlr E
  2. Draw a circle shape
  3. Add text
  4. Merge all the layers
  5. Save the image

I hope you find this article helpful. If you have any comments about this, then let me know by writing down in the below box.