Episode 014

Episode 014 – Place Text Around a Circle

by heathenx

This tutorial illustrates the steps needed to place text around a circle in Inkscape v0.45.

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12 Responses to “Episode 014”

  1. Javier Samudio Says:

    All of this screencasts are wonderfull. Very usefull indeed.
    What’s happens if, instead of using manual kerning to adjust the position of the text, you rotate the whole thing -45ΒΊ? (or is this a possibility given by 0.46 and not by 0.45?)

  2. heathenx Says:

    @Javier

    Try it and find out. As they say, there is more than one way to skin a cat. πŸ˜‰

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  4. Rhonda Says:

    Thanks you Thank you Thank you!!!! I have spent week trying to figure this out on my own. Everything I was trying to accomplish was in this video. Thank you again for the time you have spent to teach others.

    RK

  5. NICOLE Says:

    HELLO,

    i AM VERY NEW TO THIS AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW, HOW DO I DOWNLOAD THE RIGHT VERSION OF INKSCAPE TO USE ON MY MAKE THE CUT/ CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE. i KNOW YOU MAY NOT BE FAMILIAR (NOT SURE IF I SPELLED THAT RIGHT) WITH EITHER ONE OF THE ITEMS I MENTIONED…..
    aNY HELP WOULD BE OF HELP. YOUR VIDEO WAS VERY HELPFUL

    THANKS IN ADVANCE,
    nICOLE

  6. heathenx Says:

    @NICOLE

    I have no idea what “right” version of Inkscape you’ll need for your cutter but you can download the latest version (release 0.47) from http://www.inkscape.org/download/?lang=en. Just pick a link for your particular operating system, download, install, and give it a try. πŸ™‚

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  8. Resonance Says:

    There probably is and I would most likely find the answer if I googled, but I will ask anyway: is it possible to speed up manual text kerning or is Alt+Left/Right the only way to do it in Inkscape?

  9. heathenx Says:

    In the latest version of Inkscape, version 0.48, they have added some letter/word spacing options on the text toolbar that were not present in v0.45. That’s as automatic as you’ll probably get. Works well on text paragraphs, at least that’s what I use it for.

  10. Mykel Says:

    Thank you for the video, but I’m having problems saving it and importing it into Cricut. Its only showing me the two circles. I’ve even completed the last part. What am I doing wrong?

  11. heathenx Says:

    @Mykel. Hmm…not exactly sure. I’ve never used a Cricut so not sure how to prepare a file for it. Maybe try saving a plain svg instead of an Inkscape default svg. Or does it need dxf? Or another format?

  12. Rafael Says:

    thanks!