Bend, Warp, and Style Text with Inkscape

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Navigate the Inkscape workspace and text tools.

Use Inkscape's Filters and apply multiple non-destructive effects.

Use Inkscape's Path Effects to warp and bend text.

Clock2 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you’ll be able to apply filters and path effects to text in Inkscape. Inkscape is a free vector graphics program that can customize letters and text, helping you to create unique images for digital and print use. You’ll get comfortable using non-destructive effects, ones that allow you to edit the text and type out new words. You’ll also practice using destructive effects, where you’ll trade the ability to type out new text for the ability to change the shape of the existing text. To practice these skills, you’ll explore what makes up text in a vector program, create a cutout (or “knockout”) text effect, add drop shadow, and then use text effects to bend and warp text into other objects. These tasks will help you get comfortable adding layers of complex designs to text in Inkscape. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

  • Inkscape
  • Vector Graphics
  • Graphic Design
  • text effects

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Navigate the Inkscape workspace and text tool.

  2. Use the Silhouette Filter to Create a Text Cutout.

  3. Add Inkscape’s Drop Shadow Filter.

  4. Bend Text with Text Effects.

  5. Warp Text into an Object.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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