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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Time for action — using a path for text

In Inkscape, you can put text onto a path and have it follow its shape—and when you do this, the text and the path remain editable, which means you can still change the text, the shape of the path, kerning, and spacing elements in the text. Let's look at an example:

  1. To start, draw a path with the Bezier tool or in the case of the following example, the spiral tool.
    Time for action — using a path for text
  2. Then use the text tool and type the text that you would like to place on the path.
    Time for action — using a path for text
  3. Select both the text and path.
  4. Then, from the main menu, select

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