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by Xav
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Want to taper the stroke at ends of path
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Want to taper the stroke at ends of path

Unfortunately there's no way to actually vary the stroke width. This was a limitation of SVG1 - I think that variable width strokes made it through for SVG2, but may have been punted to 2.1, and certainly isn't supported by Inkscape yet. The only workaround is therefore not to draw the outline as a ...
by Xav
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: cmdline: select obj, hide obj, export its area
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: cmdline: select obj, hide obj, export its area

Glad I could help. You're right that you can only set the background colour for the entire screen - which is fine if you need some contrast with what you're drawing, not so useful to indicate the extent of the page. But, as you note, using a border shadow or a coloured page border addresses that iss...
by Xav
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: cmdline: select obj, hide obj, export its area
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: cmdline: select obj, hide obj, export its area

Note: I may be misunderstanding the problem, and I'm not an Inkscape command line user. Since each drawing must only have a single exportable area (as you're using a known ID to select it), couldn't you change the page dimensions to that of the exportable area and then export the page? Your other us...
by Xav
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: The Right XP-Pen graphic tablet for Inkscape/windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: The Right XP-Pen graphic tablet for Inkscape/windows 10

I agree with Druban. If there is any doubt, then at least the links should be removed, but there have been a few too many "what tablet should I buy" posts lately, which seems suspicious to me.
by Xav
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] Put text onpath problem
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Put text onpath problem

Don't use Object to Path. That converts the text into paths, but Text ‣ Put On Path requires the text to still be text. If you need to convert it to a path for some other reason, do so after you've put it on the path.
by Xav
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Inner and outer glow
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Inner and outer glow

As a starting point, try playing with the Filters ‣ Shadows and Glows ‣ Drop Shadow… filter. There's a drop-down to let you select different types of drop shadow, including inner, and by setting both the offsets to zero you can get a simple inner/outer glow effect that might be sufficient for you.
by Xav
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If you could choose 1 thing that must be implemented or fixed in Inkscape 1.0, what would it be?
Replies: 80
Views: 3787

Re: If you could choose 1 thing that must be implemented or fixed in Inkscape 1.0, what would it be?

Oh, sorry. This was actually Xav's friend... Oops. Nevermind. Xav? Already on it... will snip the post for the friend of a friend.... PS https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1790533 Thanks TD. I've got a bit of a busy time of it at the moment, so I'm not getting on here as often as usual - othe...
by Xav
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Tracing a photo.
Replies: 16
Views: 652

Re: Tracing a photo.

I've been away for a few days, so only just found the link to the image. Here's the Boolean approach I tried to explain previously:

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by Xav
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Bevel Gears
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Bevel Gears

My immediate thought was of gears with angled teeth designed for joining two shafts at an angle (typically 90°). Wikipedia has an article with more details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bevel_gear The best answer for the OP, therefore, is to point out that Inkscape is a 2D drawing package, not 3D. ...
by Xav
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Tracing a photo.
Replies: 16
Views: 652

Re: Tracing a photo.

Hi Xav, I tried the process that you give me with no success. :( On number 1 I had drawn a rectangle shape using the Bezier pen to completely cover the eye. I then went to Path > Difference to remove the eye and nothing changed. Let's go back to basics a little more. 1) Always keep an eye on the st...
by Xav
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Tracing a photo.
Replies: 16
Views: 652

Re: Tracing a photo.

Each trace will be one single complex path with lots of nodes. You essentially need to remove the nodes that make up the eyes in one trace (resulting in a face with no eyes), and remove all the nodes that do NOT make up the eyes in another trace (resulting in eyes with no face). In practice I would ...
by Xav
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Transparent Text on Circle?
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Transparent Text on Circle?

I don't think druban is saying that spacing was the problem, just a problem. Look at the difference in spacing between "BOEING EMPLOYEES" and "HOCKEY CLUB" in your image. That's what he was referring to.
by Xav
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Equations, subscripts, superscripts and letter spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Equations, subscripts, superscripts and letter spacing

Also note that TD's suggestion, above, can be achieved by putting the text cursor in place then holding the Alt key and one of the arrow keys. I find this easier than tweaking the values in the toolbar, especially as you can just release the Alt key and use the arrow keys to move the text cursor to ...
by Xav
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] Gradient won't display
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Gradient won't display

The rings (which are masked objects) don't appear for me in either Firefox or Chrome. It might be a bug in the browsers (though it seems unlikely that it should be in both), as the SVG generally looks okay to me. But a better solution for this would be to throw away the mask entirely, and just adjus...
by Xav
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Transparent Text on Circle?
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Transparent Text on Circle?

One hard part was selecting the original to move out of the way. Even though it appeared that the original was selected, it was always the clone that moved. Three tips: 1) Keep an eye on the status bar at the bottom of the screen - it provides a lot of useful information (including details about wh...
by Xav
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Transparent Text on Circle?
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Transparent Text on Circle?

Grrr.... just tried again and the problem's back. This will require a bit more effort to isolate before I file a bug.
by Xav
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Transparent Text on Circle?
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Transparent Text on Circle?

Actually, having just tried to reproduce the issue with using text on a path as a mask, so that I could file a bug, I'm not seeing a problem now. So you could try the following simplified set of steps to see if it works for you: 1) Arrange your text in the right place, and make it black. Group it wi...
by Xav
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Transparent Text on Circle?
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Transparent Text on Circle?

@Brynn: My interpretation was that the OP wants the text "punched out" from a larger background circle that has a colour behind the text, I think in the form of a thick stroke ("I then moved both the top and bottom text groups onto another circle with a larger stroke width"). @nb...
by Xav
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: recolouring a gradient
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: recolouring a gradient

So it was my workflow that lead to this. I had no idea ! Inkscape follows the "principle of least surprise" in this regard. It tends to create new gradients so that changes to one won't surprise a user by also changing an object in a different part of their drawing when they didn't expect...
by Xav
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: recolouring a gradient
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: recolouring a gradient

All i did was use a black-to-transparency gradient repeatedly, with no additional stops, still Inkscape produced multiple gradients. I think I can see where the confusion comes from. If you draw a gradient on an object, a new gradient will be created. It doesn't matter what colour the stops are, In...
by Xav
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: recolouring a gradient
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: recolouring a gradient

By default, as soon as you change the gradient on an element Inkscape will create a new copy of the gradient to modify instead. What exactly does "change" mean here ?? A different angle or different colours ? Or both ? Did you try to find out? It's pretty easy to see by drawing a couple o...
by Xav
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Cannot select rectangle object after a Gaussian Blur is applied
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Cannot select rectangle object after a Gaussian Blur is applied

The problem is nothing to do with the blurring, and everything to do with the lack of a fill. If you draw a rectangle with a stroke and no fill, without blurring it, you can only drag it around by the stroke, as mouse events "drop through" the empty fill. So the easiest solution to your pr...
by Xav
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to apply filter effect to path permanently?
Replies: 23
Views: 6527

Re: How to apply filter effect to path permanently?

Yes, it's still true. The issue isn't the version of Inkscape, it's the way filters are defined in SVG. Taking a colour-affecting filter as an example: it might seem obvious that the new colour can just be applied to the fill and stroke - but it's only obvious if you're dealing with simple objects w...
by Xav
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: recolouring a gradient
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: recolouring a gradient

When creating a gradient using the :tool_gradient: tool there is a drop-down list of existing gradients for you to select from if you want to reuse an existing one. Alternatively, in the Fill & Stroke dialog you can select an existing gradient (there's also a column showing the number of objects...
by Xav
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Saving the svg image for web
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Saving the svg image for web

You can set the size of the canvas via File > Document Properties, in the "Custom Size" section. You may then need to move or scale your images to fit the canvas area before you save the file again.

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