Curving text around a cylinder


I am attempting to wrap this text around the curve of the “duct tape”. As shown above I tried typing along the path parallel to the curve but it clearly doesn’t look realistic.

Above is a rough photo of what I’m trying to do and the key is that the “text” is vertically parallel and when you type along a path this doesn’t happen. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. I’m using Illustrator CC. Thanks!


Changed the Type on Path option to Skew. It looks better for sure. Much more realistic.

Another solution for these kinds of things in general (maybe not this one since you’ve seemingly found a solution in Illustrator) would be to use Adobe Dimension, which comes with a CC subscription.

Yeah most often Skewing the letter will do the trick.

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