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How do I fix the arch to match the circle shape in the background? LIke is there a way to type along a path but have it be right through the center of the path instead of above or below it?

  • Is your type on path circle the same size as the black background circle? It doesn't look like it to me. Or are you using an Arc warp effect on the text?
    – AndrewH
    Mar 17, 2021 at 17:15
  • Use proportional circles. Your circle for the bottom type is clearly not on a proportional circle.
    – Scott
    Mar 17, 2021 at 17:40
  • Hey guys, thanks for the response. Yeah...theyre identical circles. Its because when you make a circle, the path goes right in the middle of the stroke. But when you type on a circle path, the words must line up above or below the path - like typing on a line where the line runs above or below the word.
    – Bruno
    Mar 17, 2021 at 17:57
  • The bottom type doesn't look like it's on a circle. Looks like it's on an ellipse due to the way the C and S are closer to the white. But.. you can use Baseline Shift in the Character Panel to move type up or down on a path.
    – Scott
    Mar 17, 2021 at 18:01

1 Answer 1


1- Take three circles (same size)

2- Make one circle stroke 40/ 50 pt. make sure the ‘align stroke centre’ is active.

3- Write your text on the circle, then go to

Type- type on a path option- pick align to path ‘centre’

4- Apply this for both circles where the text will appear.

5- Group two text circles into one after applying vertical and horizontal ‘centre’ alignment

6- Now align all circles according to vertical and horizontal ‘centre’ alignment.

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  • That was it! Thank you!!
    – Bruno
    Mar 17, 2021 at 18:12
  • You are welcome :) Mar 17, 2021 at 18:12

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