This little trick has also saved me money in that I often will not buy a full font family (such as the popular Samantha font) and instead will only get the upright version and do the italicizing myself. Wait 'til you see how easy it is!
You'll notice that if you use your text tool and pick a default font like Times New Roman you get the bold, italics, and underline options.
Well, well, well...it's a mighty goody thing we can put an offset around a font to bold it.
What you're going to do is type out your text like your normally would. Select the font and then pick the shear tool. It's the little slanty looking tool along the top (circled bleow).
When you click on it, you'll get this window on the right.
Again, you won't have this option unless you have Silhouette Studio Designer Edition...so I hope you asked Santa for it!
Now you want to click on your text so you can use the shear tools.
You have a few options... you can grab the little slider bar (circled in green above) around the text box and drag it right or left until the text is italicized enough for your liking.
You can pick a pre-determined shear degree of 15 or 30.
You can also manually type in the degree you'd like your text to shear in the Custom Horizontal Shear box.
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