I have a text which is similar to this font:

October Font image

Font link: http://www.dafont.com/october-twilight.font

I'm trying to create a text effect with the shape similar in curves to the font above. Here's what I need to create.

font image

I have GIMP, and photoshop installed, and need to know if I can create it with either of the two or maybe some different software.

Could be tubes, preferably plastic tubes, with some width to the tubes, although thin tubes.


  • 3
    You do understand that for the effect below the fonts width has to be uniform. Your better of using a vector graphics application,
    – joojaa
    Sep 4, 2017 at 11:09
  • Vector Graphics? Any way how to create that effect for the image above in Inkscape?
    – mk117
    Sep 4, 2017 at 19:59

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This is not practical in Photoshop or other raster image programs. Illustrator gives some results easily:

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  1. The original text

  2. Outlined, fill removed, added thin stroke and added 2 offset paths; The lower row is not united to one shape => not full-length lines

  3. Outlined, stretched the characters to overlap, United to one shape, removed fill, added thin stroke, added 2 offset paths


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