In the Transfer-Mode (CTRL+t) in Photoshop i can hold CTRL and drag the Edge of my font element to get it italic. Screenshot in Photoshop

I can't figure out how to do that in inkscape.

(Italic is not available for my font.)

2 Answers 2


Click text, click text again.

Move the top handle to the right.

Top handle


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Have a look here:

  1. Select the text using the Create and Edit text tool (F8).

  2. Press Ctrl + I to italicise. If your font does not come with italics, this just skews the font as desired.

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