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by Xav
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Changing transparent objects to colored
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Changing transparent objects to colored

The inDesign page you linked to is a little different from what you've asked for previously in this thread. It specifically indicates that more complex areas will be rasterised - which skips over all the issues of complex overlapping gradients. But if you're happy to accept raster elements in your o...
by Xav
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Changing transparent objects to colored
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Changing transparent objects to colored

As Lazur pointed out, converting overlapping translucent gradients into new (flattened) gradients is not a trivial task. The tricky bit isn't the opacity, it's the requirement to cut overlapping pieces into separate sections first. Well it should not be so hard, because Inkscape has powerful tools f...
by Xav
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Changing transparent objects to colored
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Changing transparent objects to colored

You probably should have explicitly asked for an automated process in your first post, or said that it was thousands of objects rather than "many", which is a bit ambiguous. To your question: is it possible with a Python extension? Probably, given a sufficiently capable programmer. Is it p...
by Xav
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Changing transparent objects to colored
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Changing transparent objects to colored

I'll ignore the fact that a translucent fill will look different depending on what colour is behind it, and assume that you're either working on a white background or that you've already taken that into account. In which case the simplest solution is to select the object, then use the :tool_dropper:...
by Xav
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: generated text not visible in neither other application (Windows 8.1)
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: generated text not visible in neither other application (Windows 8.1)

You've created "flowed text" - which is based on a draft version of the SVG specification, and never made it to the final spec. As such it's not supported by other applications. Flowed text is usually created by dragging a box with the text tool, then typing into it. To create normal text,...
by Xav
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 131
Views: 42667

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #122 has part 62 of my series. This time it's finding and selecting objects using the new features of 0.91/0.92.
by Xav
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Spaces between Letters/Lines
Replies: 19
Views: 567

Re: Spaces between Letters/Lines

For this particular situation, where there is very little text to deal with, I would split each line into a separate object (Extensions > Text > Split Text can help with this). Then you just have to select all the text objects and use the Align & Distribute dialog to position them - in your scre...
by Xav
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 131
Views: 42667

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

You could always drop a line to the editor of the magazine - his contact details are in every edition. He might be able to provide you with the source files for a previous cover and first page. The magazine is assembled in Scribus, so that's likely to be the type of file he would supply. That said, ...
by Xav
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 131
Views: 42667

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Made a Filtering Special edition from your series here . May worth sharing at the other special editions too. Hi Lazur. Thanks for assembling this. I'm happy for it to be shared with other users who might benefit from it, but I don't think the editor would accept it onto the page with the other Spe...
by Xav
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Merge radient, can't add nodes
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Merge radient, can't add nodes

I guess you mean the Mesh Gradient tool, but please confirm. Is the video publicly available so that we can check exactly what they're doing?
by Xav
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Help with modified gear and fill
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Help with modified gear and fill

If you use View > Display Mode > Outline you'll see that the "kidney" shapes are as I described above - a pair of paths, one inside the other (you may need to zoom in to see it clearly). Use the instructions in my previous post, and you should be fine. You might find it easiest to make the...
by Xav
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Help with modified gear and fill
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Help with modified gear and fill

Ok, I tried it multiple times and it almost works. ;) The circles for the bolt pattern work with the Combine CTRL-K but the other holes I have put on there have a different shape and were extracted from a traced bitmap. Best to upload an example file, if you can. "Extracted from a trace bitmap...
by Xav
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Help with modified gear and fill
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Help with modified gear and fill

(Beaten by Polygon, but I'll post anyway as my instructions are a bit more step-by-step) If by "gear tool" you mean the extension in Extensions > Render > Gear > Gear, then that creates a group of one or two objects (depending on whether or not the diameter of the centre hole is zero). For...
by Xav
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to cut out a piece of an image (opposite of set clip)
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: How to cut out a piece of an image (opposite of set clip)

If you need a general area clipped, rather than a specific and pixel-precise area, I usually do the following: 1) Draw a rectangle (with sharp corners) that covers your whole drawing. I usually give mine a bright green stroke, with no fill. 2) Draw another rectangle within it - it doesn't matter whe...
by Xav
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Tiled clones: stroke is always scaled
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: Tiled clones: stroke is always scaled

Yes, your summary is broadly correct, but there are a couple of things that could make your process easier: 1) To select all the clones, use the Find/Replace dialog. Leave the Find field empty, expand the "Options" section and restrict "Object types" to only Clones. If you have m...
by Xav
Wed May 31, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Tiled clones: stroke is always scaled
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: Tiled clones: stroke is always scaled

The steps above were just to show that it can work. The problem is down to the fact that "unset" is a crude tool, particularly when it comes to strokes. A stroke isn't a single value to unset, but a combination of things - the colour, width, join-style, mitre-limit, end caps, dash array, a...
by Xav
Wed May 31, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 131
Views: 42667

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Looking forward to that! I find it hard to use any but the most basic features of the Measurement tool. I think there might be a bug or 2. Xav, you must end up making a few bug reports, while you're learning and researching? I found the Measurement tool to be reasonably bug free - just not terribly...
by Xav
Wed May 31, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Tiled clones: stroke is always scaled
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: Tiled clones: stroke is always scaled

Try selecting your original object and removing the stroke entirely (context menu on the stroke swatch at the bottom left of the window). Then unset it afterwards. There does seem to be some inconsistency as to what happens if you've played around with the stroke on either the object or the clones p...
by Xav
Wed May 31, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Tiled clones: stroke is always scaled
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: Tiled clones: stroke is always scaled

Seems to work for me if you unset the stroke on the original, then explicitly set the stroke on the clones once they've been created. It's nothing to do with the state of the toolbar button. Not exactly the best workflow though (in fact anything that involves unsetting the stroke is tricky and confu...
by Xav
Tue May 30, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 131
Views: 42667

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #121 is out, with part 61 of my series. Over the next few months I'll be introducing some of the new features added with versions 0.91 & 0.92. First off, the Measurement tool.
by Xav
Thu May 25, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Help me! I need to translate inkscape file into adobe illustrator for screen printer!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Help me! I need to translate inkscape file into adobe illustrator for screen printer!!!

Illustrator can open SVG files, but does not support all the same features as Inkscape, so how well it does will depend on what's in the file. If it's just simple shapes you should be okay, but as it becomes more complex, or uses more advanced SVG features (e.g. filters), you're more likely to have ...
by Xav
Wed May 24, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to cut photo along the borders of a vectorial obkject
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: How to cut photo along the borders of a vectorial obkject

You could have tried both in the time it took to write the question. In practice it doesn't matter - you're "inside" the group at that point, and wherever you right-click the "Go to Parent" option will take you back outside the group.
by Xav
Wed May 24, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to cut photo along the borders of a vectorial obkject
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: How to cut photo along the borders of a vectorial obkject

I think tylerdurden might be using a development copy of Inkscape, as that menu option isn't present in my 0.92 either. The solution is to do the following after duplicating: 1) With the duplicate still selected, use Edit > Cut 2) Exit the group (right-click > Go To Parent) 3) Edit > Paste in Place
by Xav
Tue May 16, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal discussions
Topic: Is it possible to adjust the width in the bezier curve?
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Is it possible to adjust the width in the bezier curve?

If you just want a simple path of constant width then you don't need to go anywhere near the powerstroke effect. Simply draw your line with the :tool_pen: tool (I find it easiest to just click the mouse to place my nodes, double-click to finish, then adjust the curves afterwards). The thickness of t...
by Xav
Fri May 12, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 131
Views: 42667

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #120 is the 10th anniversary issue of the magazine, so I made a cake!

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