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Artistic and Frame text in Affinity designer

Posted on 25th April 2017
1-  Open up Affinity Designer.

2- Open the project you would like to add text to.

Artistic text tool

3- Select the artistic text tool from the left toolbar and click where you would like to write text. Type your text.

4-  With the text selected you can use the top toolbar to change the font and size of your text.

5- with the text selected you can change the colour of your text with the colour picker on the right.

6- Select the move tool. you can now click on one of the text handles and resize your text.

Frame Text Tool

7- Select the artistic text tool and click on the little grey triangle. this will bring up 2 options, the artistic text tool and the frame text tool, Select the frame text tool.

8- Click and drag to create a rectangle text frame.

9- You will see that when you create the frame text rectangle a small cursor will appear.

10- you can type your text, or you can copy and paste text in.

11- You can also also select Text > Insert text from file. with this function you can insert text from another file.

12-  If you want to resize your text frame you have 2 ways. the first is to click and drag on the  box handle. If you do this the text will stay the same size so it may end up out of your frame text box.

13-  by selecting the outside handle that appears to "float" outside of your text frame, you will resize and at the same time resize the text.

14- you can also change the font (1) and the colour of the text(2) in the frame text box.

Font used is from and the font is Black velvet 2

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