Video: Font Art in Inkscape – Part 3 of 5

Now you know the foundation techniques to make Font Art. In part three we start using those techniques to make some awesome font art! Adding layers to your font art is a sort of quintessential paper-crafting technique so we are excited to share it with you!

Totally Awesome

Spelled it correctly! Some have asked for the SVG file made in the video so here it is.

How Two Reference Sheet

At the end of this series we will be making one page featuring all the videos and all the reference sheets on one page. Just like we did with our Coloring Book SVG series where we showed you how to make your own SVGs by tracing pictures in Inkscape.

For now, here is the reference sheet to use as a guide when trying out these techniques in Inkscape.

Get Inkscape

Only download applications from their official sites! Other sites may not have your best interests at heart. These applications are freely distributed products, you should never have to buy them to use them.

Windows Users

  • Get Inkscape at: – The ‘Downloads’ menu will let you choose Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Windows users will want to choose the ‘Installer’ link.

Mac OS X Users

The Mac version of Inkscape available through their website is actually 0.48.2 not 0.48.4 which is available for Windows. A developer has made a build of 0.48.4 for the Macintosh that also runs as a self-contained application and does not need XQuartz installed. Another benefit is that more of the keys work properly, such as the ALT + Arrow keys combination. Sorry, the ALT+ [ ] keys still don’t rotate text on OS X in this one either.

You can get his version at the link below. Go to the Latest folder and then download the “osxmenu” version, not the “devel” development version. I have been running this version on my Mac for over a month now without any issues. At Crafts By Two we always tell people to download from the official site, but in my use I feel this is a safe version. This is the version we use in these videos.

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