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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: 105

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: 17
Views: 315

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: 17
Views: 315

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: 109

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: 120
Views: 40306

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #120 is the 10th anniversary issue of the magazine, so I made a cake!
by Xav
Fri May 12, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Change size of resize handles
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Change size of resize handles

If you mean the arrows that appear around an object when you use the :tool_selector: tool, for resizing, skewing and rotating, then I don't think it is possible to change their size. The handles that appear when you double-click on an object (e.g. the resize and corner-rounding handles when you use ...
by Xav
Thu May 11, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How do I get transparent words on a background
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: How do I get transparent words on a background

Just to note that a simple Path > Difference does have some downsides: it doesn't leave the text editable, and only works when the background is a single path itself. If the background could be more complex than that, it either needs a lot more effort to cut through each item separately, or to switc...
by Xav
Wed May 10, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How do I get transparent words on a background
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: How do I get transparent words on a background

It's not actually as easy as it should be, due to SVG not having any notion of an "inverse" clipping path. There are a couple of approaches you could take. First, clipping: 1) Draw a rectangle that covers the background. 2) Move the text to the top. 3) Select both the text and the rectangl...
by Xav
Thu May 04, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Path Difference
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Path Difference

Path > Stroke to Path will turn the lines into paths of the same shape and size.
by Xav
Thu May 04, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Moving nodes
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Moving nodes

Also, the following tips might help generally: * You can set the step size when using the cursor keys in Edit > Preferences > Behaviour > Steps * Hold Shift when using the cursor keys to move in larger steps * Hold Alt when using the cursor keys to move in smaller steps * Hold Ctrl while dragging no...
by Xav
Tue May 02, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Want to shrink the artboard to smaller than the size of the image
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Want to shrink the artboard to smaller than the size of the image

To add to Lazur's comment, you can set the size in the Document Properties dialog by entering dimensions, but there's also a more graphical option: if you have one or more objects selected, expand the "Resize page to content" controls and you can set the page area to the size of the select...
by Xav
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to create colored dive site map?
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: How to create colored dive site map?

This is pretty similar to tracing, then colouring, outline artwork for comics, so my experience in that area may help. You could do a manual trace by drawing over the lines, but it would be time consuming. Trace Bitmap is the route I would take, but it does tend to result in far more nodes that you ...
by Xav
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Make the highlight on a shirt button
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Make the highlight on a shirt button

If it was me, I would do the following: 1) Duplicate the circle that constitutes the main body of the button (or draw a new one on top that is the same size) 2) Change the duplicate's fill to white 3) Double click to get to the circle's handles. Adjust the square ones to form an ellipse that comes c...
by Xav
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How do you remove "handle to cusp node" message?
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: How do you remove "handle to cusp node" message?

Note: I've split this post into a new thread, as it didn't really relate to the one it was posted in.

The short answer is to turn off snapping - pressing the "%" key will do the job. There's more information about snapping in the manual.
by Xav
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 120
Views: 40306

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #119 is out, with part 59 of my series, covering Mesh Gradients. Given that I started with a "prequel" piece, this is actually my 60th article: I've been writing this column for 5 years now!
by Xav
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Text multiple colours from dropper not working
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Text multiple colours from dropper not working

Aligning text objects is just a specific case of aligning objects in general, for which Inkscape has the Align & Distribute dialog. I cover it in some detail in part 38 of my tutorial series: http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11981 In short, you just have to select the text ob...
by Xav
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Text multiple colours from dropper not working
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Text multiple colours from dropper not working

I don't think you can do what you want by directly using the dropper tool - as you note, using the dropper de-selects the characters you had highlighted. There is a workaround, but it's slightly clunky: ⋅ Open the Fill & Stroke dialog (Object > Fill and Stroke) ⋅ Use the drop...
by Xav
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: Modifying the Code for Micrometer to Nanometer Magnification
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Modifying the Code for Micrometer to Nanometer Magnification

To be honest I think that Inkscape is the wrong tool for the job in this case. In a previous career I had to design photolithography masks with sub-micron features. I used AutoCAD for that, which handled it trivially (impressive when you consider that the same program is used to design bridges and s...
by Xav
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Rounding a rectangle corner's with precision (credit/RFID card label)
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Rounding a rectangle corner's with precision (credit/RFID card label)

With the :tool_rectangle: active there are fields in the tool control bar labelled Rx and Ry which are used to set the X and Y radius for the corners. You'll need to set them both to the same value to get a quarter-circle corner for a credit card design - if they're different you'll get a quarter-el...
by Xav
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tavmjong Bah site
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Tavmjong Bah site

I can access it with no problems, including pages that I haven't visited before (and therefore can't be cached in my browser). That suggests you have a networking problem of some sort.

Are you seeing an error? The browser taking a long time to look up the address, then failing? Something else?
by Xav
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tutorial Missing Step
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Tutorial Missing Step

The instructions seem okay to me. The black centre is the black of the background circle (from step 1) showing through. If there's no hole in the centre, perhaps you didn't set the spoke ratio correctly. Bear in mind that the tutorial uses a decimal comma rather than a decimal point (most mainland E...
by Xav
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Fading one image into the other on only one side
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Fading one image into the other on only one side

Unfortunately you can't edit the mask itself without releasing it first ("Release Mask" on the context menu or Object > Mask > Release), which often makes this a bit of a trial-and-error approach. Though maybe not a thing I'd recommend to a novice user (which is probab...
by Xav
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Fading one image into the other on only one side
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Fading one image into the other on only one side

I think we might have been using different definitions of the word "masking". For more about masking and what it means in Inkscape terms, see Part 14 of my tutorial series . Basically you need to group together all the objects that make up the thing you want to fade. Then draw a rectangle ...
by Xav
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Fading one image into the other on only one side
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Fading one image into the other on only one side

I'm not really clear what you're after, but perhaps masking with a white-to-transparent gradient will do the job. if you need more control than a simple linear or radial gradient provides, try using Mesh Gradients in 0.92.
by Xav
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 120
Views: 40306

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

It appears to be back up now.

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