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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Chapter 8. How to Style Text

The idea of text styling is to manipulate text so that it creates a certain feel when seen in an overall design. In the graphic design world, text styling is called typography and is a form of typesetting. Compare the look and feel (or design) of your local newspaper with that of children's magazines or start comparing web designs of the same—a newspaper site or a children's television network and compare it to a sports website. As seen, text is an important element in design.

Let's use this chapter to learn more about how we can manipulate and style text for any design. Here's what we will cover:

  • Text and font editor
  • Using paths and text
  • Text and frames
  • Spell check and find/replace
  • Text effects
  • Using text reflections

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