Let’s use some of Inkscape’s unique features to create a neat speckled text effect. By combining a ton of dots, some text, and a little clipping, this complex looking effect can be created in minutes.
Let’s grab the Ellipse tool and draw a tiny 3px by 3px circle.
With the tiny circle still selected, head up to Edit > Clone > Create Tiled Clones. Keep all the settings standard except what I have below.
You should end up with hundreds of dots like I have below. Go ahead and select them all and Group them.
Now, go ahead and type some text. Make sure to Path > Object to Path the text afterwards.
Since the letters are grouped, go ahead and double-click on one of them to enter that group. Now you’ll be able to select all of the letters individually (but all at once) and click Path > Outset a couple times to add some meat on these letters.
To add some more cool effects, let’s copy and paste our group of dots.
Now it’s time to select the text and the first group of dots and go up to Object > Clip > Set. You’ll now have that speckled text effect. Cool, huh?
Finally, position the speckled text over our second group of dots. Use Object > Align and Distribute to make it perfect.
There’s Our Text Effect!
This is an awesome way to create complex effects using Create Tiled Clones, combined with a few other techniques. Whether you like this goofy text effect or not, hopefully you found the method useful. Thanks for reading!