How to convert text to curves in Affinity Designer Tutorial

Text can be converted to standard paths / curves in Affinity Designer. Quickly convert to standard outlines

Convert text to curves in Affinity Designer

How to convert text to paths / curves in Affinity Designer
  1. Select the artistic text tool in Affinity Designer toolbar

  2. Click document artboard

  3. Select the required font (such as one of the graphicxtras fonts) and size and color and type some text in Affinity Designer

  4. Right click the artistic text

  5. Convert to curves

  6. Select the node tool in the Affinity Designer toolbar and drag nodes to modify the curves

The same can be done with the frame text tool. You can apply effects etc to the converted curve designs as well as manipulate the notes with the node tool and also smooth the artwork with the corner tool.


geometry and outlines

You can convert the characters into a normal path / curves and then combine the curves with another path such as an ellipse or cog etc.


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Select the artistic text tool and select font / size etc. Click document / artboard and create design via keyboard character. Right click and select convert to curves. Go to the ellipse tool and create an ellipse and select both of the designs. Use one of the combine / subtract etc options found via the top bar of the application or layer menu geometry commands


One of the more interesting options in the geometry has to be the divide as that splits the paths into individual components


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