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Fabric.js | Text skewX Property

  • Last Updated : 12 May, 2020

In this article, we are going to see how to add a horizontal skew to the text canvas using FabricJS. The canvas means text written is movable, rotatable, resizable, and can be stretched. But in this article, we will add horizontal skew. Further, the text itself cannot be edited like a textbox.

Approach: To make it possible, we are going to use a JavaScript library called FabricJS. After importing the library using CDN, we will create a canvas block in the body tag which will contain our text. After this, we will initialize instances of Canvas and Text provided by FabricJS and use the skewX property to add horizontal skew and render the Canvas on the Text as given in the example below.


fabric.text(text :string, skewX: number); 

Parameters: This property accepts two parameters as mentioned above and described below:

  • text: It specifies the text content.
  • skewX: It specifies the horizontal skew.

Program: This example uses FabricJS to add horizontal skew to the text canvas.

<!DOCTYPE html>
        Fabric.js | Text skewX Property
    <!-- Loading the FabricJS library -->
    <script src=
    <canvas id="canvas" width="600" height="200"
        style="border:1px solid #000000;">
        // Create a new instace of Canvas
        var canvas = new fabric.Canvas("canvas");
       // Create a new Text instance
        var text = new fabric.Text('GeeksforGeeks', {
            skewX: 10
        // Render the text on Canvas


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