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  • Inkscape tut 7 - Fitting text to a path

    Fitting text to a path - be it a circle. a series of curves or any geometrical looking object can be quickly and easily achieved in Inkscape and whilst Inkscape's text to path manipulation tools are nothing like as sophisticated as commercial vector based illustration software they can be very useful

    This quick tutorial - just a few mins duration - shows how to curve text similar to this image




    Inkscape Tutorial #7 - Fitting text to a path

    Any questions - just shout!
    Last edited by jim_mex; 02-05-2010, 10:46 AM.
    Jim in Mexico

    Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
    - Albert Einstein

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    Originally posted by jim_mex View Post
    Fitting text to a path - be it a circle. a series of curves or any geometrical looking object can be quickly and easily achieved in Inkscape and whilst Inkscape's text to path manipulation tools are nothing like as sophisticated as commercial vector based illustration software they can be very useful

    This quick tutorial - just a few mins duration - shows how to curve text similar to this image




    Inkscape Tutorial #7 - Fitting text to a path

    Any questions - just shout!

    I tried the link but nothing happened????
    Michael.....Indy..........
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    • #3
      Hmmm - I just checked the link and it worked fine for me.

      Try again - you need to have flash player plugin installed in your browser and make sure you have no pop up blocker active on the page.

      If that still doesn't work right button click on the link and save the file to your computer. Then downloadthe free Swiff flash player from here , install the program and use it to open your file

      Shout again if you still come unstuck
      Jim in Mexico

      Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
      - Albert Einstein

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      • #4
        The link works fine for me as well.
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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        • #5
          Try it again Bluelucky and wait a while, the link worked fine for me, but you need a little patience because it didn't start for 22 seconds from here. Not a problem after that.
          OOPs, forgot to say THANK YOU Jim.
          Last edited by Wood Dog; 02-05-2010, 06:43 PM.
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          • #6
            Ok , I finally did get it but it took like a minute to load.. Thanks a lot Jim..
            Michael

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            Michael.....Indy..........
            "Dream what to cut, Cut what you dream"
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            • #7
              Glad you got sorted Michael -and thanks guys for confirming my sanity!

              Michaeal - as I mentioned earlier - you can download any of these tutorials and save them to your PC and then either open them in your browser or use Swiff player. This way they'll start instantaneous and you don't need an internet connection

              Let me know if you decide to try Inkscape
              Jim in Mexico

              Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
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              • #8
                hi jim the link seems too be working fine,sorry i didnt get too it earlier.
                not doing much
                and busy doing it


                having fun making sawdust.


                http://www.customcutz4you.webs.com/

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                • #9
                  Helloooo,

                  I wanted to place here a picture of what I made thanks to your tuto 7, but I believe the picture must be uploaded on the internet, so you know what ? I am happy (Droppy) with the technique you learned to me. It's incredible



                  Philou from Belgium !
                  Last edited by Philou; 03-01-2010, 05:24 PM. Reason: I should learn english before drawing :-)

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