Text on circular path Inkscape tutorial

Text on circular path Inkscape tutorial

Today I'm going to show you how to put text on a path in Inkscape. Put text on a circular path, even if it is a planetary one. Want to make the planet also? Create a planet vector graphic tutorial.

Text on circular path: Circles

First of all let’s make a circle. Go to the circles and ellipses tool click on it. Click on the board and while pressing shift and Ctrl, drag to create a perfect circle. Make this circle slightly larger than the planet. Go to the bottom left of the screen and click the “X” to remove the fill. Press “Shift” and black to give it a stroke.

Duplicate this stroke circle. Press shift + Ctrl and drag the circle a bit larger. Press shift + red to give it a red stroke. Click off the graphic.

Text on circular path: Text

Click on the A text tool in the right sidebar. Type “text on a Path”. Locate the T in the upper tools menu. Click on it and let’s choose a font. In this tutorial I’ve used Poppins but any font will certainly do. Click on your font choice, additionally, choose the weight. Scroll down and click "Apply" to make it so. Duplicate the text and triple click to change it. I wrote Inkscape for the bottom of the circle.

Text on path

Fist of all click on the first text item and then also press Shift and click the smaller black stroke circle. Secondly with both items selected, go to Text->Put on Path. Click off the graphics.

Next select only the smaller black stroke. Also click again to get the rotation handles. Grab the rotation handle and also rotate until centered. Yay! Halfway done. Let’s look at the second part of the text.

 

Text on circular path Inkscape tutorial 1

 

 

Select the Inkscape text and also select the red stroke circle. Go to Text->Put on path. You will probably notice the text is facing the wrong way. Let’s fix that. Click off the graphic and then select only the red stroke circle. Go to “Flip selected object vertically” and click to make the circle invert. Ta!Da! It certainly looks better. Click the circle again to get the rotation handles. Rotate the circle until centered.

 

 

Text on circular path Inkscape tutorial 2

Final touches

When satisfied with the text, go to Path->Object to Path. As a result this ensures that our text stays in the circular shape when and if we decide to remove the circles. View other Inkscape design tutorials.

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