How to warp text into a shape

First post here, hi all. I’m very pressed for time and may have to hand-letter this and then scan it in…but I hope Acorn 5 or 6 has a solution…

The need: To create text similar to the psychedelic posters from the 1960’s Fillmore days. The best explanation is shown in this PhotoShop link on YouTube:

If the link doesn’t work, here’s the title: Photoshop Tutorial: Part 1 ~ How to Create a 1960s Psychedelic Poster (Design #2)


Acorn 6 doesn’t have any tools for warping bezier or text shapes. You can use various Distortion Effect filters to alter it, but I think you’ll have a hard time coming up with what you’re after.

You can also do it by hand with the bezier tools, but that’s drawing out each letter which is going to be very time consuming.