Create Retro Text with Inkscape
In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Inkscape to create a retro-style text poster. The functions we’ll be focusing on in this lesson are the Extrude extension and texture masking in particular.
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For this design I used the heavy variation of the Lato font, which can be downloaded for free here: https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/lato
I suggest downloading and installing the font before opening Inkscape. If you install it while Inkscape is running, it won’t register in the font library until you restart the application.
Here’s the retro color palette used:
And the texture we’ll be using to help enhance the retro appeal of this design…
For complete step-by-step instructions with voice narration, check out the video tutorial…
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