Curving Text to replicate a badge design

I’m trying to replicate a circular badge where the text curves around the edge of the badge. Of course the text at the top of the circle is one way up, the text at the bottom of the circle is the other way up.
I can get the text at the top to “follow the line of the circle”, although it follows the line too closely, can I specify a gap?
Don’t know how to put text at the bottom of the circle?


You might try using a line with a line label so that you can control the gap exactly. Here’s an example with a bezier line with no stroke and a line label set to Follows Path (Setting pictured below in the geometry inspector). You can then edit the line with the point editing tool to get the exact shape and distance you want.


Hope this gives you an option to explore.


I’ve searched the forum for how to create text on a curve and have tried every method I’ve come across but none have worked.

I’ve created a circle using a series of wedges and would like to put curve text around the circles. Ideally, it would be possible to have the text follow the curve of the wedge, but that doesn’t seem possible, so I’m open to working with bezier lines. The problem I run into is that every time I create a line label and click on the “text flow” option, the text wraps around the text box instead of the line. Any thoughts or help is greatly appreciated!!

The text has to be part of the shape or the line. If I have a circle, I select the text tool and double click on the shape. In the middle of the shape, I get a text box. I can type what I went into it. When done, select “Text follows shape’s path”.

I can do step by step if that will help but it should get you going in direction.