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Curving Text Under a Circle in Silhouette Studio

Silhouette Studio, curving text, under a circle, Silhouette tutorial
So you've figured out how to put curve around a circle (aka text to path) in Silhouette Studio...but you want it under the circle and, let me guess...this is what you're getting?  Or this?

Silhouette Studio, curving text, under a circle, Silhouette tutorial

Well, that ain't no good.

Lucky for you, there is a quick and easy fix.
What you want to do is type out your text.

Draw your circle.

Silhouette Studio, curving text, under a circle, Silhouette tutorial

Double click the text so you get the green box around it with the little directional arrow circle in the lower left corner.

Silhouette Studio, curving text, under a circle, Silhouette tutorial

Grab that arrow icon and drag it over to the bottom of your circle.

Silhouette Studio, curving text, under a circle, Silhouette tutorial

But, but, but it's all squished and on the inside of the circle. FEAR NOT.

Silhouette Studio, curving text, under a circle, Silhouette tutorial, slider

See how you have that little slider bar on the left side? Click on the gray oval in the middle and slide it down, towards the outside of the circle, until the curved text moves under the circle.

Silhouette Studio, curving text, under a circle, Silhouette tutorial

If your letters are spaced too far apart now, select the text again and use the character spacing slider bar to bring them closer together.

Silhouette Studio, curving text, under a circle, Silhouette tutorial, text style, character spacing 
Then grab the circle arrow icon again and move the text so it's centered under the circle.

The final step is to right click on the text and select 'Convert to Path'.  This allows you to move the text away from the circle while keeping it in the curved shape.

Silhouette Studio, curving text, under a circle, Silhouette tutorial, convert to path

And that's all there is to curving text under a circle in Silhouette Studio.

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