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by Slow Dog
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How do I get colors right for professional printing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1634

Re: How do I get colors right for professional printing?

I actually already know the Pantone colors for the logo in question. But... what do I do with those numbers? Is there somewhere to enter them in Inkscape? With th caveat I don't really know how this works, can you use this page http://www.excaliburcreations.com/pantone.html (or the like) to get CMY...
by Slow Dog
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: Different object sizes in Inkscape vs Illustrator?
Replies: 7
Views: 4191

Re: Different object sizes in Inkscape vs Illustrator?

I'm going to guess it's because Inkscape assumes a resolution of 90 DPI, and Illustrator 72 DPI. I know you can't change Inkscape's, and Googling suggests you can't change Illustrator's either. The differences supposedly come out in the wash when you export, but in your case the transition doesn't i...
by Slow Dog
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Trouble creating radial clones
Replies: 3
Views: 2690

Re: Trouble creating radial clones

I tried, and it was Move the centre of rotation and Uncheck "Use saved position" that worked for me. Before unchecking, they rotated about the object's centre, ignoring the move (oh, yes, the "+" is the centre of rotation, or should be). Is it possible that some accidental groupi...
by Slow Dog
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Pixelation problem
Replies: 6
Views: 5940

Re: Pixelation problem

1. Yes, it's to be expected. You've exported at 90dpi, the nominal 1 image pixel = 1 (screen) pixel setting, so if you zoom, the pixels are bound to show. You can export at a higher dpi, and rescale it down in your html. Modern browsers do this reasonably well. At the cost of extra bandwidth and so ...
by Slow Dog
Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Making an svg signature with a transparent background
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

Re: Making an svg signature with a transparent background

I'm sure I'm doing something silly. For example, perhaps the Path Trace has also traced a rectangle outside the signature, which is coming up white. I can't figure out how to chop the image into it's constituent paths to check this. You've likely traced the background. Select the traced thing, and ...
by Slow Dog
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Is it possible to make opposite of Stroke to Path
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: Is it possible to make opposite of Stroke to Path

What I'd do is: Select the stroke with the node tool Select a node at one end, and "break path at selected node" - it's the 4th item on the nodes toolbar Do the same to a node at the other end Do "Path -> Break apart" You'll now have two paths, one for each side of the original s...
by Slow Dog
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A little more "polishing", and I'll be yours :))
Replies: 10
Views: 2667

Re: A little more "polishing", and I'll be yours :))

t-mark wrote:-resized object should stay on it's center position, not on X/Y zero point

If you resize by dragging a corner, hold ctrl to resize around the centre of the object. Or do you mean something else?
by Slow Dog
Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Help with tracing an image then cutting it
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Help with tracing an image then cutting it

Brynn, Print *and* Cut. Print a (non-svg) image, then cut around that based on an svg version. clk0555, I'd guess you're tracing a hollow image, and want only the outside part (e.g. If you were tracing an "O", you'd want to cut around the black outside, but not cut out the white inside). S...
by Slow Dog
Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Tracing image to squares automatically?
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Re: Tracing image to squares automatically?

/Addendum: I see what you want. I've had the same issue; the ability to turn off smoothing doesn't really work. What you can do is use "Tile Clones" of a pixel-sized square (you can scale it up after) with "Unset" colour over your bitmap, and get them the clones fill with the col...
by Slow Dog
Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Tracing image to squares automatically?
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Re: Tracing image to squares automatically?

I want each pixel to become a square, the reason is that I'm going to distribute screen dumps in a file format to students and can't in that format disable automatic interpolation between pixels resulting in the print-outs being kind of blurry. You want the pixels in some low-res image to display a...
by Slow Dog
Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: Significant Inkscape Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 4273

Re: Significant Inkscape Problems

I have a number of PDFs that a graphics designer made for our business using Adobe Illustrator, including business cards, brochures, letterhead, etc. I'm heavily favouring "Buy Illustrator" at this point. "Go back to the designer" is an even better answer, but I'm assuming that'...
by Slow Dog
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: Significant Inkscape Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 4273

Re: Significant Inkscape Problems

I need someone to confirm that I will likely have to buy Adobe products to do what I need to do. That's hard to answer. You haven't told us what you need to do. If what you need to do is create or edit Adobe Illustrator files or PDFs, then you'd probably be best buying Illustrator. If you just want...
by Slow Dog
Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Document Properties > Background... Invisible?
Replies: 11
Views: 2020

Re: Document Properties > Background... Invisible?

Didn't work for me, as is, either. I suspect it's font issues.

When I selected it all, and did Path->Object To Path (which converts text to Svg paths, and is the canonical solution for font problems) the result did show up in Firefox.
by Slow Dog
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Document Properties > Background... Invisible?
Replies: 11
Views: 2020

Re: Document Properties > Background... Invisible?

cj4258 wrote:And here is a link: http://jacksonclockrepair.com/test.html


Folks can discount html/browser issues, 'cos I looked at the referenced .png file, and it's got a white background. I'm going to assume it's the Cairo png issue unless cj4258 says different.
by Slow Dog
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Drawing a parabola ?
Replies: 6
Views: 6976

Re: Drawing a parabola ?

I've seen a page on how to draw a sine wave using splines before, so I did a web search... This page ( http://forum.datacad.com/viewtopic.php?t=8312&sid=c9e8f110662284f23e5110e9f342f156 ) says A three-point Bézier curve should produce a parabolic segment . So, assuming that's true, draw a single...
by Slow Dog
Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to make a path from a selection?
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: How to make a path from a selection?

I have around 100 different objects (rectangles & groups). I do a "select all" and would like to make a new path based on the outlines of the selection . Like having 100 new rectangle objects... Sorry if this had answered before, but the search terms are simply too common... I can thi...
by Slow Dog
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Export as JPG?
Replies: 19
Views: 57318

Re: Export as JPG?

The bitmap could then be scaled into a JPG using something like Gimp. The scaling-down process would have the effect of evening out the edges of curves and angled lines. That's not what I meant at all. You're throwing away information, and then it's a just a matter of taste as to whether Gimp's sca...
by Slow Dog
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Export as JPG?
Replies: 19
Views: 57318

Re: Export as JPG?

Part of what attracted me to Inkscape and vector graphics in general, is the ability to achieve scalable graphics that don't develop jagged edges when zoomed. When I zoom in on a circle in Inkscape, my monitor can show the edges of the circle as being nice and smooth. If you stay in svg, you get ve...
by Slow Dog
Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: New to Inkscape - Performance & file format issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1781

Re: New to Inkscape - Performance & file format issues

Ah, cheapskate clients; know about them, too. druban's advice is correct; always save as svg, and export to png. The performance issues were in the conversion process, so that should avoid the problem. I'll add that it's worth taking the time to understand the page boundary and export options at an ...
by Slow Dog
Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: New to Inkscape - Performance & file format issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1781

Re: New to Inkscape - Performance & file format issues

I am learning this application because I recommended it to a client that is running Windows 2000 and did not want to buy Illustrator. Recommending something you've never used is stupid and unprofessional (he says, while his colleague struggles to make a consultant's recommended application work, th...
by Slow Dog
Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: filling an object with color COMPLETELY
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: filling an object with color COMPLETELY

trying to fill in a solid color with the paint bucket :tool_paintbucket: --Mel Inkscape has many fine tutorials under Help. I suggest you do some of the basic ones. Anyway, don't use the the bucket tool. Draw your shape, or select a drawn shape, and click a colour in the palette at the bottom of th...
by Slow Dog
Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: using Shift to disable snapping draws out handles
Replies: 13
Views: 2088

Re: using Shift to disable snapping draws out handles

brynn wrote:7%? Where do you find this statistic?


You just click your name, and the evidence is in your profile. It's really only 6.2%...

You can also click "Members" at the top of the page and sorts by "Posts" (click twice) to see a ranking of the infamous...
by Slow Dog
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: alternative to colour bucket
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: alternative to colour bucket

I was replying to something where I thought there was fairly simple space to fill. The important thing really is to draw it the right way in the first place. Quoting myself, that's drawing your shape as a single object - a single bezier line with several nodes, the last line joining to the start poi...
by Slow Dog
Fri May 21, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: What is the best way to obtain crisp text on export
Replies: 10
Views: 2787

Re: What is the best way to obtain crisp text on export

So scribus text exports clearer then inkscape text exports? See this: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2007/06/font-rendering-respecting-the-pixel-grid.html I don't think Inkscape makes any attempt to align text with the pixel grid, which the article describes as the Apple philosophy. When you're a...
by Slow Dog
Thu May 20, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: bitmap - make them sharp and clear
Replies: 3
Views: 3833

Re: bitmap - make them sharp and clear

Read this thread: http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2854&p=16810#p13155 For an imported bitmap: Don't scale it. If you have to scale it, scale it only to 2x, 3x, etc. If you need to shrink it, you're probably better first scaling it some other tool before importing it into In...

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