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Offline Redzee

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Another Newbie Question
« on: May 05, 2014, 08:16:41 AM »
Hello, I am very new to inkscape.  I am trying to put a three letter monogram on the back of a softball helmet.  As with all helmets, it is curved and therefore the monogram gets all jacked up.  I have seen the tutorials on how to make text circular which would help with placement but I haven't seen anything on how to do this with an interlocking monogram.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Another Newbie Question
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 09:39:41 AM »
I think that using the path effect BEND will do the trick for you if this is what you are trying to do.

There are a bunch of video's on using Bend to bulge, warp and bend text. Search here or just a google search will bring up several you can watch.

If you type your letters in the appropriate size to fit on the helmut, convert to path and ungroup you can move the letters to overlap a bit and do a path/union.  Then you would apply the bend feature. 

If you need more basic instructions come on back.
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Offline Redzee

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Re: Another Newbie Question
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 10:48:12 AM »
Thank you for you help.  Sounds like what I need.
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