Published on January 21, 2024

Bended text (how to bend text?)

In this blog I will show you a quick and simple method to bend a text in Adobe Photoshop!

Would you rather watch the video with instructions? Then click here or scroll down to the end of this page.

Step 1: Create file and text

First create a new file. It doesn’t matter what size your file is.

Then select the horizontal type tool. Pick a font and text color. Type your text.

When you’re done with the text, click on the ✓ icon. Then press CTRL+T to activate free transform. You can now resize and/or move the text.

Step 2: Bended text

Right click on the text layer and select ‘rasterize type‘.

Then select the rectangular marquee tool and select the top half of the text.

Select text

Press CTRL+X to cut out the selected text. Then press CTRL+V to paste it back.

Select the move tool. Move the text back in place (so it looks like one text again, instead of two halfs).

Press CTRL+T, right click on the selected text and select ‘perspective‘.


Move the anchor point in the top corner to change the perspective (see image below).

Change perspective

Now select the bottom text layer. Again press CTRL+T, right click on the text and select ‘perspective‘. Move the anchor point in the bottom corner to change the perspective.

Change perspective

Step 3: Add shadow

Select the bottom text layer. Click on the fx icon below your layers and select ‘gradient overlay‘.

Click on the gradient. Make the left color stop the same color as the text. You can do this by clicking on your text with the color picker. Make the right stop black.


You can find the rest of the settings I used in the image below. Copy these settings.

Gradient overlay

And that’s how you create a bended text in Adobe Photoshop!

Bended text

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