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Text to path in Inkscape

Posted on 20th February 2017
1- Open Inkscape.


 

2- Create  a shape to use for your text to path.


 

3-  Remove the fill from your shape.


 

4-  Apply stroke to your shape (this will give you the outline of your shape).


 

5-  Go to Path > Object to path.


 

6-  Create your text, select font and size.


 

7- Holding the Shift key, select the text and the shape.


 

8- Go to Text > Put on path.


 

9- The text is not to path on the circle. If you try to rotate it tho it will not follow the curve of the circle. We can do a little trick to ensure it follows the shape.


 

10 -  Select only the circle then select Ctrl + D. This will duplicate the circle.


 

11- Hold Shift + Ctrl and make the circle really small so you can hardly see it. Make sure it is in the middle of your bigger circle.


 

12-  Select the text. Click it a second time. a small + will appear in the middle of the text box.


 

13- Drag the + to the middle of your circle. Zoom in and place the + into the middle of the smaller 2nd circle.


 

14-  You will now be able to rotate your text around your shape.


Fonts are from Fontbundles.net and the font is called Lovely.

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