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Offline PapaSue

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Need Tutorial for Envelope Deformation
« on: April 05, 2011, 09:14:27 AM »
Hi,

I've been searching for an explanation/instructions for using Envelope Deformation tools.

I've watched the ScrappyDew's tut and can manually make the text bulge/warp using the node tool but there are other options I can't figure out like path/paste path and link to path elude me.  I've really looked hard to find an explanation.

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Here's a link to the video in case you've missed it.
http://www.youtube.com/user/ScrappyDewCreations

Thanks in advance for any help
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Offline Aussie Carolyn

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Re: Need Tutorial for Envelope Deformation
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011, 06:22:59 PM »
I can't watch the video due to my lousy internet connection. I gave up on bend and envelope deformation ages ago as I have other programs that do it so much easier. Maybe some other members have had some success and can help with this.

The few times I have wanted to experiment with envelope in Inkscape I access it the other way Extensions>Modify Path>Envelope. I apply path>union to the text so it is an object and not grouped and it must be the lower object. In older version it had to contain 4 nodes only but newer versions seem to allow ovals etc. It may be worth experimenting with but I do find I get some strange results which I am sure is user error.
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Re: Need Tutorial for Envelope Deformation
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 06:42:39 PM »
Thanks Carolyn for the quick reply.  I'll keep beating my head against the Envelop Deformation until I figure out those extra options.

Thanks also for the suggestion about MS but I don't use MicroSoft for anything I don't have to but if I get desperate I might take a look.

Ciao,
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