I'm trying to do something in this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt-fI-GKs24 but with GIMP or Inkscape. So, basically, if I convert the infinity symbol to a path, is there an option to put text IN a path, instead of along a path? Just something that looks like the video shown.


There's no text inside a path function in Inkscape or GIMP. There are ways to flow text in a rectangle or shape in Inkscape, but it won't work for what you want.

You can put text on a path in Inkscape. I wouldn't use GIMP for this. GIMP is a photo editor. Better to do this in vector software.

I wouldn't convert the infinity symbol to a path either - it's unlikely to work. Instead I'd draw a path over the symbol to place the text on, using the Bézier Tool (aka Pen Tool).

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  • Thank you! I was hoping to maybe not do this with the pen tool because I'm pretty confused on how it works, but I'll try it and see how it goes. Jan 27 '21 at 18:50
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    Yeah, learning to use the Pen Tool is pretty crucial for Inkscape, and it's a skill that takes a while to master. Some might say it's actually "the" most important tool in the toolbox.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jan 27 '21 at 18:53
  • Yea, I totally agree! I'm more of a raster person, and really don't use Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator. The most I do is edit some existing SVGs. I'll probably try to learn it and see how it goes. Jan 27 '21 at 18:56
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    There's a good tutorial here: youtube.com/watch?v=dVjJfx2oc5w&ab_channel=LogosByNick
    – Billy Kerr
    Jan 27 '21 at 18:58
  • Thank you! I'll go watch it later and just first try to make some simpler shapes. Jan 27 '21 at 19:00

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