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How to make characters slant backwards?


stlucia2
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I need to make the characters in a short piece of text lean backwards -- i.e. like italic, but leaning the opposite way. Any ideas how I can do it please?

I've tried with Adobe Pagemaker, CorelDraw X4, and MS Word but I can't find any function that will slope the characters backwards. My font is Arial bold, though Swiss or Helvetica would probably be a closer match to the aircraft registration I'm trying to replicate.

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john bunyan

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Here is one font. backward slant

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stlucia2

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Thanks, that's sloping, but it's not the right font for my application. But, clicking on that link I've come across another search term, "reverse slant", which has then led me to an article which suggests using Photoshop (which I've got) to skew a graphic of the text.

So, unless someone can come up with a reverse slant Arial, Swiss, or Helvetica, I'll print out my upright Arial text, scan it into Photoshop as an image, and then skew it.

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BRYNIT

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How to slant text in Corel Draw CLICK HERE

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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anything here suitable?

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Peter

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stlucia2,

You could try using WordArt in Microsoft Word to achieve what you want to do. You can slant and distort the text in WordArt to your hearts content!

Peter.

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Diemmess

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As suggested, Corel Draw or its better known rival Adobe Illustrator should keep nice crisp edges more easily.

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stlucia2

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Thanks guys. I've managed it using CorelDraw using the method in post #3 in your link, BRYNIT.

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