How to Add Wavy Text Effect to Your Picture and Video

Last Updated: May. 22, 2022

Wavy text is widely used in advertisements and you can see it everywhere. Surely, it makes the tedious text interesting in your graphics and videos, attributing to quickly catching people's eyeballs.

We've got you covered if you want to jump on board with this wavy text trend. Now let's go straight to see how to add a wavy text effect to your pictures and videos.

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Way One: Add Wavy Text to Your Graphics Using Illustrator

Illustrator is a leading graphics tool that lets you create logos, icons, typography and complex illustrations with precision and controls. Surely, it has versatile ways to make wavy text and here you will learn three quick ways to curve the text. Let's dive in!

1. Warp

The warp tool is suitable for carving text, especially for making arch text. If you want to make it happen, this easy-to-use tool is the right place to go.

Step 1
Select the text you want to warp.
Step 2
Go to Effect > Warp, and you will see 15 effects you can apply to your text.
Find the Warp for Creating Wavy Text

Find the Warp for Creating Wavy Text

Step 3
Choose an effect, edit the Blend or Distortion value, and click the OK to save.
Edit the Setting of the Wavy Text

Edit the Setting of the Wavy Text

2. Type on a Path

This tool gives you the most flexibility to get the wavy text.

Step 1
Use the Ellipse Tool (L) to draw an ellipse shape. If you don't add text around a circle, use the Pen Tool to create a carve.
Use the Ellipse Tool to Draw an Ellipse Shape

Use the Ellipse Tool to Draw an Ellipse Shape

Step 2
hoose the Type on a Path Tool and click on the ellipse, then you can start to type text.
Select the Type on a Path Tool

Select the Type on a Path Tool

Step 3
Move the control brackets to change the position until satisfied.
Move the Control Brackets to Edit

Move the Control Brackets to Edit

3. Envelop Distort

This tool lets you customize the wavy text in detail.

Step 1
Select the text. Next, head to Object > Envelop Distort > Make with Mesh.
Select the Make with Mesh Option

Select the Make with Mesh Option

Step 2
A window pops up where you should input the numbers of rows and columns. The higher numbers you add, the more details you can edit. So, input the number as you need.
Input the Number of Rows and Columns

Input the Number of Rows and Columns

Step 3
Find the Direct Selection Tool (A) and drag the anchor points to change the direction of the text. Now, you get the wavy text.
Edit to Make the Wavy Text Perfect

Edit to Make the Wavy Text Perfect

Way Two: Add Wavy Text Effect to Videos Using FlexClip

Illustrator helps you create wavy text in your pictures. But what if you want to add that effect to your video? Well, that's where FlexClip comes in.

FlexClip, an easy-to-use video editor, makes adding text to your video easy. Just import the video and select one fitting to type in, then you get the result. Besides, it provides various text effects, including typewriter, bounce, neon and wavy, making your videos vibrant and exciting. Now let's see how it works to add a wavy text effect.

1. Add Multiple Wavy Texts

Step 1: Go to FlexClip and Upload Asset

Click the Create a Video button below and import your footage to FlexClip.

Step 2: Add Text and Apply the Wave Effect

Select a fitting from "Basic Text" to add to the video. Type the words in the left toolbox. You can change the font as you like.

Double-click the text and the Animation appears on the top. Click it to find the Wave effect. Adjust the speed and style if necessary.

If you want to add multiple wavy texts, repeat the operation above.

Add Text and Apply the Wave Effect

Add Text and Apply the Wave Effect

Step 3: Export the Video

Once finishing edits, click the Export button to save the wavy text video.

The Text Using Wave Effect

2. Loop the Wavy Text

If you want to loop one particular wavy text in a video, FlexClip also makes it happen.

Step 1: Upload Your Footage

Under the Media section, upload your footage from your PC or mobile, then drag them to the timeline.

Upload Your Footage to FlexClip

Upload Your Footage to FlexClip

Step 2: Add Text and Enable Wavy Text

Make a selection from the Basic Text and add your text to the video. Then click on the text, navigate to the Animation icon, and press it. Scroll down to the Loop section and enable the Jump effect.

FlexClip gives you control over the text speed revealing and duration. Feel free to edit to match your needs.

Upload Your Footage to FlexClip

Upload Your Footage to FlexClip

Step 3: Save Changes and Export

Once done, press the play button to check the final result. You can also add transitions, filters and music and more to the video. When satisfied with the result, click the Export to save it.

The Text with Looping Wavy Effect

The Bottom Line

The wavy text helps you create eye-catching images and videos. This blog talks about adding wavy text effects to your images and videos. So, hopefully, this article is helpful to you. Now it's your turn to have a try!

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