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Hi, 

I have a font I want to italicize that I only have the plain and bold variants of.

I started looking for a font online then though I might be able to just distort the existing textbox.

I cant figure out how to do that- 

Is there a way?

I'm in the draw persona and have a single word in the "Frame Text Tool"

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Hi, 

I have a font I want to italicize that I only have the plain and bold variants of.

I started looking for a font online then though I might be able to just distort the existing textbox.

I cant figure out how to do that- 

Is there a way?

I'm in the draw persona and have a single word in the "Frame Text Tool"

Welcome to the forum.

 

There is a dirty cheat. It works like this:

  • use the font tool to enter your text 
  • then select your text by dragging the cursor over your letters, it should highlight it with a blue background
  • Whilst the bounding box (the thin blue line and circles that surrounds the selected text) is visible: you will see two circles (nodes) connected with a line, that rises like a vertical dumb bell, from the top line
  • move you cursor very slowly and hover it over that vertical line
  • your cursor will change into a pair of left and right arrows (like a red indian fight :P)
  • drag the cursor/line to the left or right
  • job done

Hope that helps

 

peter


MacBook pro, 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB, OS X 10.11.6

 

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Thats actually Exactly the control I was looking for!

 

note to the AD design team:

If you were to put an extra blue circle in the middle of the line - then people would naturally click it to see what it does.

I did this for the Size circle that hovers below and to the right, and I also did this for the white rotation circle up top.

 

Other things I tried:

Hovering over the top left and top right corner and seeing if any key modifiers worked there to shear

Hovering over the rotate circle to see if a key modifier would shear

 

From a UI perspective, I like what you did with it and where it is now, I would just add the tiniest parallelogram symbol to draw attention to the functionality.

 

Thanks for the quick reply on the forum!

AD is awesome!

 

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You're welcome basementjack. I actually found this out by accident: maybe Affinity should be called Serendipity.

 

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MacBook pro, 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB, OS X 10.11.6

 

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You can also use the Shear on the Character Panel to fake italics. As a character attribute, you can apply it to a single word in a paragraph. Horizontal scale will fake condensed or expanded fonts. Adding an outline can help fake bold.

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