Photoshopping text on cable

For a mockup, I need to add some text to a photo of a piece of cable. It has to look like the text is printed directly on the cable.

So far I’ve tried to do it in Photoshop. I drew a path along the cable and placed the text along that, but it doesn’t look quite right, because the letters don’t curve around the cable vertically. The warp tool is usually effective for correcting something like this, but it didn’t give me precise control on the curved long strings of text. Any ideas how to achieve this is very much appreciated.

Here’s an example photo:

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Answer

So, this seems like it’s going to take a lot of finagling and trial and error. Have you tried using the ‘puppet warp tool’? I changed the string of text to a smart object so I could still edit it and made the puppet warp a smart filter. This would allow you to hit every letter to curve it. Alternatively, I think the warp tool should work just fine (and actually maybe even better), it’ll just take time. Lastly, is the liquify tool, which should probably make this work pretty straightforward.

PUPPET TOOL
Puppet Tool

WARP TOOL
Warp Tool

LIQUIFY
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Source : Link , Question Author : athis , Answer Author : CJ Robinson

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