Thursday, December 1, 2016

Simple Way to Curving Text on Inkscape Vector Graphic Editor

Inkscape Tips, making curved text - Many of popular logos graphic design are have some sort of text along a curved path. It's pretty easy to curve the text, creating any text you want and put in circular object in place for Corel Draw user.

Then how about Inkscape, can I fill a circle with text? Sure, you can. Here we are to share this stuff for you!

Before that, let me show you how the result look like. This is mine :

How To Create Circular Text in Inkscape

Fit Text to Inside Edge of Circle in Inkscape

The text doesn't have an arch option, so you need to use a different method. Trust me, curving text in Inkscape is easy. Here are the step-by-step to do :

Step 1 - Well, let me create a text first.

Creating Text in Inkscape

Step 2 - We need to draw a path to curve the text using pen tool. You can also draw circular object instead a path.

Make Path Using Draw Free Hand

If you draw the line from left to right, it will make the text curve to the top. Then if you draw line from right to left you, it will make the text curve to the bottom of the line.

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Step 3 - What's next? Select both object ( path and text ) :

Select Both Of Text and Path

Step 4 - Then head to Text -> Put on Path as shown :

Make Circular Text in Inkscape

Cheers! Now you have curved text.

How to Curve Text in Inkscape Easily

Can I Remove The Path?

This always annoyed me all time. The lettering will re-straight if you delete the path. So, there are 2 tricky ways to solve :
  1. You can select the path then make it to transparent.
  2. Another trick to solve this by converting the text to Path. Simply select the text -> Path -> Object to Path.

Please note for the second section. You should be the last step when working with text. Because, you won't be able to edit the text after you've converted text to path.

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That's all I can write about the step-by-step Inkscape trick to curve text or create circular text. Hope you've enjoyed reading this tutorial as much I’ve enjoyed writing it. Thanks for visiting us.

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