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by Xav
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to create colored dive site map?
Replies: 2
Views: 23

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: 247

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: 126

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: 118
Views: 39451

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: 197

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: 197

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: 208

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: 128

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: 208

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: 226

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: 236

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: 236

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: 236

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: 118
Views: 39451

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

It appears to be back up now.
by Xav
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 118
Views: 39451

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

The website isn't anything to do with me, but I have sent a note to the editor of the magazine, just in case he's not already aware of the issue.
by Xav
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 118
Views: 39451

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Moini wrote:(asking the obvious now, I apologize if this is impolite: Would you create an account? Or maybe you wouldn't like to?)


I'm happy to - I've just never needed to yet. I'll add it to the todo list ;)
by Xav
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 118
Views: 39451

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Moini wrote:@Xav: do you have an account at inkscape.org? I could do it for you, but I'd like to see the tutorial linked to your account.


No, it doesn't look like I have. I do have one for wiki.inkscape.org, but that's not the same as a login for the main site.
by Xav
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 118
Views: 39451

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

I've got a bit behind again, so two issues of Full Circle Magazine have come out since my last post: Full Circle Magazine #117 : Part 57 - Filters: Using "Background Image/Alpha" and chaining filters. Full Circle Magazine #118 : Part 58 - Some SVG and web politics, installing 0.92, and the...
by Xav
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to join these two sections?
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: How to join these two sections?

I would argue that it is a bug - or at least a usability issue. Principle of least surprise, and all that. The behaviour when the Fill Rule is Even-Odd is similar to using Path > Exclusion on a pair of paths. I think it would be better to extend Exclusion to also work on single self-intersecting obj...
by Xav
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to join these two sections?
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: How to join these two sections?

The ability of Path > Union to "merge" a self-intersecting object does seem to be based on the Fill Rule value, which was a surprise to me. I always have it set to Non-zero (and never use the Freehand tool), in which case you *can* just drag a node and then press use Path > Union. Previous...
by Xav
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to join these two sections?
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: How to join these two sections?

theozh wrote:@Xav...what if the red ends are already the same path? Then the ends do not "melt" together in the way as I understand the OP.


Have you tried it? It certainly works that way for me.
by Xav
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to join these two sections?
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: How to join these two sections?

The easiest approach is to drag the handles so that the areas overlap, as you have done in the last screenshot - but *then* use Path > Union again.
by Xav
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Scaling objects with respect to rotation center
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Scaling objects with respect to rotation center

If you don't need to enter a specific value for the scaling factor, you can use the selection tool and then drag the handles whilst holding SHIFT. Hold CTRL as well if you want to retain the original proportions of the object. The Tiled Clones dialog also takes the rotation centre into account, but ...
by Xav
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Is it possible to create a line symbol library?
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: Is it possible to create a line symbol library?

I don't think that really addresses Barbara's original request (essentially for a simple way to store and re-apply stroke parameters), but looks like a useful resource nonetheless.
by Xav
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Is there a way to see the order of the nodes?
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Is there a way to see the order of the nodes?

The easiest approach I can think of is the "Number Nodes" extension (Extensions > Visualise Path > Number Nodes...). This will replace your path with numbered points, so you might want to duplicate your path first in order to see the numbers on top of the original path.

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