Questions tagged [text]

Questions that refer to manipulating a text layout, styling and/or management in graphic software.

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Text Not Showing Up In Gimp (Mac)

I'm trying to add some text to a moderately complex layout, but the text tool is malfunctioning -- everything shows as blank no matter what I type. I have checked: Foreground color shows reasonable ...
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Text layer names automatically changing

In GIMP 2.10.18 - after creating a text layer, I edit the layer attributes to give the text layer a meaningful name. This is important as I'm working with a python script that will reference the layer ...
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What governs the order of linked text frames in Scribus?

I'm in the process of laying a document out using Scribus, and I've noticed an odd behaviour - I'm using a two-page spread and the text on the right-side pages flows from the rightmost text frame ...
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Can someone help me identify this font please?

I don't know what the curves on the edges of the letters are called, and I can't seem to find a similar one. Thanks in advance!
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Text not printing in Inkscape

Nooby question - How do you write text in Inkscape? It looks like I'm typing something in the text box, but no characters are printing:
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I'm trying to create text that will wrap from edge to edge when paper is folded

Background I want to preface this with saying that that all my knowledge of graphic design is in photoshop and illustrator and has all been self taught, I am by no means a professional graphic ...
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Text with long shadow in Illustrator (or Photoshop)

Good afternoon, I'd like to recreate the text effect shown in the picture with Photoshop or Illustrator How can I do to achieve this result?
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How to align separate text blocks in GIMP

Using GIMP 2.10. I have a graphic that I am adding some labels to. When I create the labels with the Text Tool, it puts each label on it's own text layer, which I guess is okay because I can merge ...
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Sketch, how to find and replace “text style”

I have a library file in Sketch and I need to replace a specific text-style with another one, in all the instances it is been used across the file. Is there a way to find and replace the text-style?
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InDesign: How do I unlock a text box?

I accidentally locked a text box, and now I can’t move it or edit the text. Ctrl + L is probably what locked it in the first place. But how do I unlock it?
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Table Created With Convert From Textfile Has Gaps in Vertical Lines

I did find a solution for the main problem: see the end of this question. I have a text-file which contains: ┌────┬────┬────┬────┐ │ A♦ │ K♥ │ Q♠ │ J♣ │ └────┴────┴────┴────┘ I convert it with: ...
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Symmetrically Distort 2D Text On A 3D Object or Plane - Adobe Illustrator

I have some text I would like to have twist and turn as if it is on a sheet of paper. I've included an image of an example I have seen. How would I approach this in Adobe Illustrator? Thanks in ...
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Change all font color

I have a file saved as .xcf (gimp native file format) with many text boxes. How can I change all the text to a specific color? Right now, all of my text is green (#00FF00), but I want it to be blue (...
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Styling characters into a pragraph

I am looking for a specific design on characters or words in an Adobe InDesign paragraph. I styled a paragraph as a little pill. But I want to apply this design on a certain word in a larger ...
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Shaping complex SVG elements as per textPath for text?

Is it possible to have something like the textPath in texts for forming other SVG elements, for instance a complex group <g> of paths to be shaped inside another path. Is there something like ...
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How to add background shapes to text in Photoshop or Illustrator?

I am not a designer I just need to learn very simple things, that will make my life easier, how to add this shape and background to text just like the attached photos.
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How to space out letters

How do i space out letters in inkscape 1.0 orc? I have tried holding the ctrl and <> buttons but it shrinks/enlarges the whole thing instead of spacing the letters.
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Figma - Difference color but “positive”

I want to kinda difference colors on a layer but the difference should be "positive", ie. orange and orange should be white rather than black. Here's a picture of what I mean: Before: After: I ...
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Illustrator - how do I cut out a shape in text to form one shape and completely remove the cut out

hoping someone can help as this is driving me mad! I customised some text to add a curve to an A on a logo, I'm in the process of getting some business cards foiled but the cutout is still picking up ...
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Inkscape: change font in multiple text boxes AND maintain size?

Objective: be able to select all instances of a font in an SVG and replace it in situ with a different font and have the resulting text maintain the exact same size and relative positioning. When ...
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Unable to create curves in Indesign

I am new to Adobe Indesign, and I am currently using the 2019 version. So, I want to create a text on a curve line like this. The Methodology I used I tried to create this line by using 2 anchor ...
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Inkscape bizzare copy and paste behaviour

I've got a PDF document I've imported into Inkscape as a raster image with poppler/cairo import. The document has text and mathematical equations and I want to copy parts of it into a another Inkscape ...
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Changing index letter of a playing card in Adobe Illustrator

I have purchased stock graphics of playing cards, but would like to change a few index letters (A, K, Q, J) to the corresponding French/German/etc. characters. In Adobe Illustrator 2020, first I ...
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How to scale text in Scribus along with the frame?

I have a heavy InDesign background as I used it professionally for a number of years. (CS 4 and CS 5, back in the day.) I recently opened up Scribus again to see how far it has come. (Last time I ...
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Display/preview lowercase as small capitals in Inkscape?

I want to type text in Inkscape, and see lowercase letters displayed instantly as small capitals on the canvas. Preferably using the font's own small capitals, if available. Is this possible in ...
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Is it possible to uncurl an image of a handwritten book page?

I have a small (4x3 inch) Catholic prayer book handwritten in German gothic script. prayer book was written by a 4 Great grandfather. I plan to pass this prayer book down to younger relatives but I ...
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Incorrect usage of hyphens in the form “Artist - Song Name”

I’ve read lots of guides about when to use hyphens (-) and when to use dashes (–). The usage is clear to me. And I want to stress a particular case where the hyphen is used incorrectly: “Artist - Song ...
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Illustrator text allotment

I want my text to produce exact outcome of 'justify all lines'. i took text, dragged it, created a box (exactly the size i want my paragraph to be in) and then applied 'justify all lines' from ...
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How to make PM smaller than other characters in textbox in Sketch?

I have this textbox here. And I just do not understand the magic, why "PM" is smaller? Though it seems just normal text on the left side.
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How do I change 'your text here' in vector files from Adobe Stock?

I licensed a sheet of Vector from Adobe Stock that says "Your Text Here" in all of them but I don't know how to enter my own text. Can you help?
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Scaling Text and Associated Objects

I'm making a huge number of "labels" that consist of text and a translucent background box. - I'm looking for something that will, if I were to change the length of the text or the size of the font, ...
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Numbering nonconsecutive paragraphs in InDesign

I have a project that requires that we primarily lay out a lot of text (think sections in an employee manual) with explanatory notes scattered throughout the document. We only want to number the ...
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Creating Gradual Text Using Paths in Inkscape

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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How do I eliminate the cut path on top and bottom of letters? See below

My design in Inkscape I'm trying to eliminate the cut paths on the top and bottoms of the letters. So that it will look something like this type of card cutout
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Separate keep options for paragraphs

My project is set in such a way, that the paragraphs should be kept solid. In other words they must not break no matter what. If the paragraph size exceeds the margins, then the whole paragraph is ...
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is there any option in illustrator to convert in curves by type automatically when export in vector format?

when i have designed in illustrator finally i need to send it a printing press in a vector format. i manually convert design's type in outline by (Shift+ctrl+o). Is there any option to convert design'...
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Assign text frame to a paragraph's first line

I'm working on a book with complicated layout. Each spread has three text features: A — main text paragraph B — side text paragraph C — paragraph number Each A-paragraph must have a number. I ...
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Type in a shape

So I'm trying to recreate a cover for a single, and I've got most of it down except for one part. There's a piece of text contained inside a circle-type shape that I can't quite seem to get down. I've ...
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Convert Resume from Photoshop to ??? to improve PDF quality

I've made a huge mistake. I found a cool template for a resume that I liked and spent hours making it what I wanted in photoshop only to find out that saving as PDF makes all the text look blurry. I'...
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Problem exporting dxf as solid shape, not outline

Im trying to export a logo in dxf format using illustrator because I’m designing a printed circuit board in diptrace. As soon as I export it and try to open it all I see is the logo outline. Im trying ...
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Advice on making this swoosh effect through text in Illustrator

I was wondering if I could get some advice on how I could achieve this cool swish effect in Illustrator. I know I can convert to outlines, and then modify each path but this required a lot of ...
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Adding a “bursting neurons” effect to text in Inkscape

I am creating a logo with Inkscape, and would like to process the text in the logo so that it looks a bit like the "vertical lines" in this image: So far, after browsing all the nice effects that ...
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How to achieve this text effect in Adobe Illustrator?‎

I’m a beginner with Adobe Illustrator and try to get the screenshot text effect, but I ‎couldn’t able to do it. I try “Warp” submenu effects (Effects > Warp), but didn’t ‎work for me. Does this ...
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How to join text together using shape in Illustrator?

I'm creating a logo and struggling with joining a shape to text. As you can see from the images. The text is 'MN.' And I am attempting to use a semi circle shape to join the letters. However, it ...
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Center multiple words on a path to different segments in a circle using Illustrator

Problem: Centering multiple words on a path in relation to the segment that each word belongs to. I wish to do this in Illustrator. Example (what is done so far): I created a circle and divided it ...
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inkscape copy text from one image to another

I just got introduced to Inkscape and it seems like a pretty cool piece of software. have a very simple task: I have several images that are maps of a certain location. I added the names of the ...
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How to align text to pie graph in Illustrator?

I need to align the digits in a pie graph. As usual, I select and clicked center alignment. but it doesn't work. I really want the digits in the center Do I need to do it manually?
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Indesign preflight not showing errors with cyrillic characters

I'm laying out a document that's a couple hundred pages with several hundred footnotes. In some of the footnotes there are other languages such as Chinese, Russian, and Greek. I've imported the ...
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Matching different text amounts to the same sized logo?

Using photoshop I have a brand logo that I need to use with different amounts of text. for example the logo is 6 points long ...... In one project I need to have 'hello' above the logo - That's ...
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Word breaks at a parentheses within the word ex. (im)possible

i recently got an offer to do a quick catalogue for an artist and there is a point in his text with a parentheses in it ex. (im)possible. indesign is breaking the word into: blah blah one line (im) ...

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