How To Create Word Art/Curved Text In Google Docs

Do you use Google Docs to create documents and presentations, and you’re wondering how to create Word Art or curved text?

If “yes,” then you aren’t the first. Word Art is the creative text that many professionals use for their presentation headings. You most likely want to include Word Art while creating your document to make it more visually appealing.

This art was introduced in the 90s with Microsoft Word. However, back then, it was not very advanced and creative for users.

These days there are many different ways to make a creative Word Art. Several different tools are available to create Word Art in Microsoft Word and other programs and then copy-paste into a Google Docs presentation.

We will touch on some of them in this guide. But first, we will look at the built-in feature of Word Art that comes with Google Docs.

How to Generate Word Art in Google Docs

This is probably the easiest and fastest way to use and generate WordArt in your document because we are going to use the built-in feature in Google Docs. Now let’s look at how this works:

How To Generate Word Art In Google Docs
  • Open a document in Google Docs.
  • Tap on the “Insert” button located in the top header of Google Docs.
  • Hover over the “Drawing” option and click on the “New” button.
  • As you click the button, a new window of a drawing tool will open, as you see in the screenshot below.

To create Word Art in the drawing popup window, you’ll have to follow the below steps:

  • Click on the “Action” button located on the left side of the drawing window.
  • Select the option of “Word Art” from the drop-down menu.
Word Art In Google docs
  • Now selecting this option will open a text field where you have to enter the text you want in the form of Word Art.
  • For example, we chose the text “Word Art In Google Docs.” To type separately in multiple lines, just hit Shift+Enter to create a text line.
  • And if your text is just one line, hit “Enter” to create the Word Art in your Google document.
  • As you can see below, now you have created a basic Word Art that appears in your drawing window.
  • We can also do several customizations for this basic Word Art. Let’s explore how that works.

How to Change Word Art in Google Docs

We can use several built-in settings to create and modify the basic Word Art. To modify it, you have to first select the Word Art. It will be highlighted in blue, and a blue box will appear around the text.

After selecting the Word Art, several customization options will appear on the top header of the drawing window, as highlighted in the above screenshot.

In these options, features like Text filling color, Border color & Weight modification are available. You can select different Border hashes and different Google fonts. You can also make the fonts Bold & Italic.

Text Color Filling

To change the color of your Word Art text, you simply need to click on the paint bucket icon, and the color palette will open. As shown below, we choose the “Red” color for the text. You can also have a gradient color for your “Word Art” of choice. Just switch over to the next tab and select the color.

Change the Word Art

You may have changed the color of the text, but you will notice that the color of the border is not changed yet. To change it, we have to select the border color button, which is located on the right side of the Color Filling Button. Here we choose “Yellow” for the border.

Border Weight & Dash

Now you can also modify the weight & dashes of the border. To change that, you have to select the “Dash” icon from the menu header of the drawing window. You can choose what you prefer from the several options available.

Fonts Plus Bold & Italic

As you create Word Art, Google docs will give them a default font, but the good thing is you can change it with a few clicks. Just select the toggle button written Arial, and a drop-down menu containing several different Google fonts will open.

Choosing the correct font will make a huge difference for your Word Art. Here in the example, we chose the font “Lobster,” which seems fine.

Finally, you can also change the thickness, aka the boldness of your Word Art, or change it to an Italic look. After the work is done, click on the “Save and Close” button located on the right side of the screen.

How to Rotate Word Art in Google Docs

It is very simple to rotate Word Art in Google docs. The process for rotating any text or heading will be the same, whether Word Art or simple text. Since we are dealing with Word Art, we have two ways to rotate it. Follow these steps:

#1: Predefined Preset

How To Rotate Word Art In Google Docs
  • Select the Word Art by “Clicking” on the text.
  • Now, right-click and hover over the “Rotate” option from the menu.
  • A new window will open with four options, which come with these pre-set properties:
    • Rotate clockwise by 90 degrees.
    • Rotate anticlockwise by 90 degrees.
    • Flip Horizontally.
    • Flip Vertically.
  • The main menu will also have a “Center On Page” option. Hover over it & you will see:
    • Horizontally.
    • Vertically.
    • These options will automatically center the Word Art on the page, and further options will do their respective jobs.

#2: Free Flow Rotation

We call this method free flow rotation because, in this, you don’t have any pre-set rotations. We can rotate our Word Art in any direction we want. Follow below to do so.

  • Just select the Word Art by clicking it and then hold the Blue dot on the art box.
  • Now rotate the text box in any direction you want. There aren’t any limitations on the location.

Now you know the simple ways to rotate Word Art in Google Docs.

Best Way To Create Curved Word Art In Google Docs

Since Google Docs do not come with the built-in feature of making text curve. We are going to discuss a few ways and tools by which you can create curved text and then copy the text file into a Google Docs blank document.

#1. Troygram

Troygram is an online tool that comes with the most simple and user-friendly interface. This tool works fast and enables users to create curved text with various Google fonts. To create the curved text, follow the steps:

  • Click on the “Enter text” button to open the text box.
  • Insert your text in the text box. Here, for example, we entered “Word Art In Google Docs” in the text box.
  • After the insertion, click on “Select Font,” and you can choose the font size by “Moving” the slider.
  • Now that you have created the curved Word Art, simply click on the second option, “Click here to download (does not work on all browsers).”
  • And the file will download to your computer’s hard drive in PNG format.

Now that you saved the file in PNG format, we will upload it to Google Docs. We will show you that in the next section, but for now, let’s look at a more advanced tool.

#2. PicMonkey

PicMonkey is an advanced tool that is widely used by digital art form creators. You can very easily create curved text and add multiple types of customization in styles and colors in just a couple of taps.

So click the link above to visit the website and follow along:

  • Firstly, log in with your Google or Facebook ID. I would prefer Google ID.
  • Once you log into PicMonkey, it will ask you to pick a pre-made design. You can do that or create a custom design on a blank canvas.
  • For the blank canvas, you can choose a (500*500)px ratio. It would be sufficient.
  • Now a new canvas will open. Click on the “Text” button located at the top-left corner of the window to add text.
  • Click on the “Add text” button in the side panel.
  • It will insert a Text box on the blank document, where you can enter your Word Art text.
  • Click on the “Curved text” button, as shown in the screenshot, to create a curved effect. Select Arc from the options, which include:
    • None
    • Circle
    • Arc
  • You can adjust curvature by dragging the slider. As the percentage increases, the text will get more curved.
  • Also, add style, color, and boldness to make it more creative.
  • Finally, you can download this file and upload it to Google Docs.
  • Remember, to download the file, you have to start the 7-day free trial.

How to Upload Curved Text Files in Google Docs

How To Upload Curved Text file In Google Docs
  • Open Google Docs and create a blank document.
  • Click on “Insert” on the toolbar header.
  • Hover over the “Image” option.
  • Click on the “Upload from computer” option.
  • Locate the curved text file on your computer and upload it.
  • Now you will have your curved text file in Google Docs. You can rotate and align it anywhere you want on the page.
  • Done.


We discussed several methods to create Word Art and make it more creative. We also discussed the built-in feature of Google Docs for creating simple Word Art. Still, since Google Docs do not have an additional feature for creating curved text, we decided to go through some other third-party tools, which are really great at creating curved text and some advanced styling.

We discussed TroyGram and PicMonkey, which are two of the most user-friendly tools, and both work online, so you don’t have to install anything on your computer. TroyGram is a simple tool that provides a feature to customize fonts and their size, but on the other hand, PicMonkey is a tool that has styling features and advanced calligraphy art.

We hope you liked this in-depth guide on choosing the right tool for creating wonderful Word Art. Feel free to comment down below your queries. We will happily reply.

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