I used a text vector only because I was too lazy to draw a vector shape on my own. But this is NOT about text; I want a general way that can be applied to any closed vector shape.
If I have a closed vector shape like the image below, is there any way to create an inset of that vector shape in any graphics application or utility, preferably a free one like Gimp? I mean, not just scaling down like the left image, but insetting in all directions of the closed vector like the right image.
If I just scale down a shape, like the red "A", it does not fit in the original shape. But I inset a shape in all directions, it will create a skeleton version of the original shape that fits inside of it, like the blue "A".