I'm trying to create a gradual text the follow a path using Inkscape. I know it can be done using Illustrator (see image bellow), but I can't figure it out using Inkscape.

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Use the 'Envelope Deformation LPE' and the 'Bend LPE', in that order.

  1. Type text.
  2. Path > Union (does not work in the beta of 1.0 currently, use Path > Object to path -> Ungroup -> Path > Combine instead.)
  3. Path > Path effects
  4. +
  5. Envelope Deformation LPE
  6. Switch to node tool
  7. Edit top path / bottom path to increase thickness in the middle
  8. +
  9. Bend
  10. Edit on-canvas


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