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How to Convert Text to Path in Affinity Designer
  • By Design Bundles
  • 23 Jun 2021
  • 2 Mins
  • Affinity Tutorials

How to Convert Text to Path in Affinity Designer

Converting text to path in Affinity Designer takes only a few steps.

In this tutorial we will learn how to turn text into a path. We will use the Lemilove Font from Font Bundles.

Step 1: Type your text

Create a New Document and use the Artistic Text Tool to type your text.

Add text in Affinity Designer

Choose your font and size it appropriately.

Type text in Affinity Designer

Step 2: Convert text to curves

Select your text and go to Layers > Convert to Curves or click the button on the top menu turn it into paths.

Convert to curves in Affinity Designer

 Move/Alter Text in Affinity Designer

You can see the separate letters if you click on the small arrow on the left side of the group layer to show its contents.

Show group content in Affinity Designer

Now you can select individual letters and move them and/or change their shape.

Move letter in Affinity Designer

Move letter in Affinity Designer

Ungroup Text Affinity Designer

A great thing about Affinity Designer is the ability toungroup (Shift + Command/control + G)the text by going to Layer > Ungroup or click the button on the top menu.

Ungroup in Affinity Designer

Ungroup in Affinity Designer

Ungrouped letters in Affinity Designer

Affinity Designer's Node Tool

You can also use the Node Tool (A) to select individual nodes to manipulate the letter's shape/size.

Node Tool in Affinity Designer

The Frame Text Tool and convert to curves by right clicking and selecting Convert to Curves.

If you liked this tutorial make sure to check out some of our other text tutorials such as text basics in Affinity Designer, how to put text in shapes, and how to type on a path.

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