When I use the circle tool, the text follows the circle around and ends up upside down and on the *other* side of the circle.
I am trying to add text to a scarf, on a snowman, basically under the *neck*. The shape is like a relaxed u or smiley face.
I made it work by using the magnetic pen tool and going on the edge of a circular object, then control T'ing it get it to fit. I *swun* the edge around the bottom to connect the path. It would automatically attach itself to the beginning point (going over) and kept messing me up. But I know there has to be a better way.
Use the Text Warp tool, i don't get why your thinking that wont work, you can adjust the intensity and those letters look warped to me on those scarfs so if that's what your trying to do then iDad already pointed out your best option...
what you just explained with the CTRL+T was the transform tool.... you basically warped it after saying that you didn't want to.... you answered your own question But for future reference, the warp tool is very easy and friendly to use, as it doesn't really cause harm. it also makes life easier