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Adding a Second Outline/Stroke In InkScape


Sean F&F

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Some teams have two outlines on their numbers, and so far the only method I use to create this is to use a solid colored number for the outermost outline and then use the second number with a thick stroke for the inner outline, lay that on top of the other and then group those two together.

It's a little time consumer so I was curious if there is an easier/faster way to do this?

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I always found this annoying as well - thus, why I use the old school method of Power Point and having 2 layers, the back layer with the wider outline, the front layer with fill and one outline.... my method is probably pretty stupid though lol

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Some teams have two outlines on their numbers, and so far the only method I use to create this is to use a solid colored number for the outermost outline and then use the second number with a thick stroke for the inner outline, lay that on top of the other and then group those two together.

It's a little time consumer so I was curious if there is an easier/faster way to do this?

Personally, I create a number with no stroke first. Then, I copy and paste in place that number and add a stroke. I drop that number under the stroke less one. Then, rinse and repeat with a third number with an even thicker stroke that I drop below the other 2. That really takes hardly any time, IMO.
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Is there also any way to arch the text? Not curve it, but arch the text in any way? I have yet to find any tutorial about it.

Make a path, select both the text and the path, then go to Put on Path under Text to get the text onto the path. Adjust the path to get what you want.

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Is there also any way to arch the text? Not curve it, but arch the text in any way? I have yet to find any tutorial about it.

Make a path, select both the text and the path, then go to Put on Path under Text to get the text onto the path. Adjust the path to get what you want.

I believe he's asking how to get this style of arch:

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...as opposed to this style:

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The technique you're describing works for the second one.

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