Need instructions on how to conform text into an object

Asked by Pat Daly on 2018-01-12

How do I achieve placing text into an image and having the text conform to the image? I am using a jpeg image that I vectorized using Inkscape.

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2018-01-13
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2018-01-20
TylerDurden (8thrule) said : #1

Do you want all the lettering to change shape, or do you want multiple horizontal lines of text to break at word spaces and wrap into the outline?

Pat Daly (718patio) said : #2

Thank you for your quick response. I would like to know how to do both.

TylerDurden (8thrule) said : #3

To break lines of text within an outline, I'd use flowed-text:
http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text-Flow.html

To change the shapes of letters to fit inside a simple outline I'd use the bezier envelope extension:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldbdhVWaT20

Or the perspective/envelope LPE (live path effect):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5kzn3_boSI

To change the shapes of letters to fit inside a more complex outline I'd try something like in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywInKVezX6o

More options too, I'm sure.

TD

Pat Daly (718patio) said : #4

Thanks.
Here is what I’m trying to do using Inkscape . Any guidance would be much appreciated.

Pat Daly

> On Jan 13, 2018, at 9:57 AM, TylerDurden <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Your question #663023 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/663023
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> TylerDurden proposed the following answer:
> To break lines of text within an outline, I'd use flowed-text:
> http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text-Flow.html
>
> To change the shapes of letters to fit inside a simple outline I'd use the bezier envelope extension:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldbdhVWaT20
>
> Or the perspective/envelope LPE (live path effect):
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5kzn3_boSI
>
>
> To change the shapes of letters to fit inside a more complex outline I'd try something like in this video:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywInKVezX6o
>
>
> More options too, I'm sure.
>
> TD
>
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Pat Daly (718patio) said : #5

Yes I have attached this photo to show you what I’m trying to accomplish.

Pat Daly

> On Jan 13, 2018, at 11:52 AM, Pat Daly <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Your question #663023 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/663023
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> You are still having a problem:
> Thanks.
> Here is what I’m trying to do using Inkscape . Any guidance would be much appreciated.
>
>
>
> Pat Daly
>
>
>> On Jan 13, 2018, at 9:57 AM, TylerDurden <email address hidden> wrote:
>>
>> Your question #663023 on Inkscape changed:
>> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/663023
>>
>> Status: Open => Answered
>>
>> TylerDurden proposed the following answer:
>> To break lines of text within an outline, I'd use flowed-text:
>> http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text-Flow.html
>>
>> To change the shapes of letters to fit inside a simple outline I'd use the bezier envelope extension:
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldbdhVWaT20
>>
>> Or the perspective/envelope LPE (live path effect):
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5kzn3_boSI
>>
>>
>> To change the shapes of letters to fit inside a more complex outline I'd try something like in this video:
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywInKVezX6o
>>
>>
>> More options too, I'm sure.
>>
>> TD
>>
>> --
>> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
>> know that it is solved:
>> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/663023/+confirm?answer_id=2
>>
>> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
>> following page to enter your feedback:
>> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/663023
>>
>> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

TylerDurden (8thrule) said : #6

Attachments are not supported by this system. Please upload your pix to a sharing service like dropbox or google drive, and post a shared link to the pix.

TD

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