I'm trying to create a coffee logo, saying "COFFEE HOUSE", but I can't seem to figure out how to change the type direction into somewhat of a "U" shape. Here's a picture for reference: enter image description here

I want to add the word "HOUSE" right under coffee, so it satisfies the circle shape. Like this: enter image description here

Can someone help me? I know it's a simple task but I'm a complete newbie when it comes to Illustrator. Please and thank you :)


What you want to do is draw a curved line with the pen tool and then select the text tool and hover over the line. You'll see

the cursor change to this:

Hover to type text

That will let you type on the line like this:

Type on line

Sometimes the text is one the wrong side. If so hover over the line in the middle until you see the cursor change to this:

hover over line

And then click and drag it to the other side of the line:

text moves to other side of line

Then you should have this:

Final text

To control where the text ends and starts you can hover over the lines on both sides until you see the cursor change and drag those line inwards or outwards. You will also probably want to choose to center the text for the best look.

Final image

  • :) Have you ever heard of screen captures that dont onvolve your camera? – joojaa May 16 '15 at 22:17
  • Yes. I couldn't use screenshots because they don't include the cursor and these images weren't useful without the cursor showing. – jimmyplaysdrums May 17 '15 at 1:00
  • You can get extra screencapture software that do include the cursor, snagit is one such tool (highly recommended). There are also free ones. – joojaa May 17 '15 at 4:53
  • A free one is available with irfanview – joojaa May 17 '15 at 5:23

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