If you’re just starting to learn Corel Draw, you must have already realized how amazing this software is! Ever wondered how to curve text in CorelDraw and get your text around the circle or any shape in CorelDraw either inside or outside? If so, this short and quick tutorial answers the question.
It’s usually pretty easy to get any type of text around any shape or vector drawing in CorelDraw. So let’s get started!
Open Corel Draw. Draw any shape of your choice with the shape tool in the sidebar.
Write your text with the text tool, select the text tool or press CTRL/CMD + F8.
Now the most important part of the text is writing in and around objects.
Select the selection tool on the toolbar or (F10 key on the keyboard) and select the shape around which you want your text, then press the “Shift” key on the keyboard to select the text you are typing and select “Text > Fit text” to path” in the menu bar at the top of the CorelDraw environment.
You can change the text color by selecting all text and clicking the color in the color palette.
This gives you numerous options to arrange your text around the shapes of your choice, simply by hovering your mouse over the shape.
This method allows you to arrange the text inside or outside the shape.
Some useful hints and tips
Now that you know how to write your text around a shape, let’s get started because in CorelDraw you just don’t want your name around a shape – you might want to write and color the shapes too.
If you just select the object/shape and color it after you’ve written some text around it or on it, you’ll see that the text color also changes and becomes the same color as the shape.
An easy way to solve this kind of problem is to select the text after you change the shape color and then change the color.
Text can be selected by double-clicking on the text
If you’ve written some text in a shape, but because the color has changed and it doesn’t appear, you can easily find the text by selecting the entire shape.
And then right-click on a color in the color palette, which will give the text an outline color that was not visible before.
Then you can select the text; simply change the outline color and any color you want.
And that’s it! It’s finished!
You can also remove the shape and keep just the text:
To do this, you need to select the shape you want to delete.
For example, if you want to remove the circle but keep the text so that it looks a bit graphical, you can do this by first clicking the selection tool (press the spacebar on your keyboard) selecting the circle, and then press the Delete button.
You can do the same for any shape.
When you do this for the first time, you can delete the entire shape with the text around it. Do not panic! Simply press CTRL+Z or select “Edit > Undo” from the main title bar to undo the action, bringing your circle and text back together.
Or just hold down the Control key on your keyboard while clicking on the shape you want to delete, this will select just the shape and then hit delete to delete the shape
Practice selecting just the shape and not the text, and after a few tries, you should probably be able to remove the shape without removing the text.
To copy typed text to another system for printing
To prevent your fonts from shifting when you send the file for printing, convert any editable type to outlines. Doing this in CorelDRAW is very similar to other programs, but follow and learn.
First, select all the text in your document. Go to the top menu under Arrange, select Convert to Curves.
You can also do this by right-clicking the object and selecting Convert to Curves from this menu.
Or simply select text and press CTRL+Q on the keyboard to convert to curve
And that’s it! You have successfully converted your text to outline. Now you can send your file to print without fear of font change.
So now you’ve learned that it’s not difficult to wrap text around a shape. Using the tips mentioned here, you can effortlessly organize your text around any shape in a variety of ways.