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How to...In Inkscape???

Discussion in 'General Software' started by DarksideAutoSolution, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. DarksideAutoSolution

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    Ok, I'm sure this is simple and I thought I had done it before but I can't figure it out now for the life of me. How do I take the text and make it fit in the shape in inkscape. The shape is going to be a semi trailer and I need it to look like the text is wrote down the side of it. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. And I'm already aware there is better programs for this kind of work I just can't afford any right now.
     

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  2. Vinylman

    Vinylman Very Active Member

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    :doh::omg2::help

    a large hammer applied with some degree of dexterity to the right upper quadrant of text "could" possibly be of assistance.

    OH, and perhaps a drop shadow added to the simulated bevel lettering would improve the visual acuity for the potential viewer of your creative genius.
     
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    TyrantDesigner Art! Hot and fresh.

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  4. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    I only use Illustrator and I understand what you're attempting to do and I think it will only spell trouble.

    The distortion and compression of the text (especially on the right side of the shape) will render it practically illegible.

    If I were you, I'd try to talk the customer into something different.

    JB
     
  5. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    What is Inkscape?
     
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  7. DarksideAutoSolution

    DarksideAutoSolution Member

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    This is what i was talking about
     

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  8. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Got it. The technical term for this is "perspective drawing". Adobe Illustrator has this feature and it's pretty cool. You might want to look into it.


    JB
     
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    Envelope tool in Illustrator....
     
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  12. DarksideAutoSolution

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    Inkscape is great for being free. I did download the free trial of AI but for some reason I still like Inkscape.
     
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