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by Xav
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?
Replies: 46
Views: 1345

Re: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?

Enough! I nearly locked this thread the other day, and as Lazur has indicated he's thinking along the same lines, I'm doing it now. @Raspi: in future, if you have an issue with anyone's statements regarding Inkscape, reply to them with specifics, corrections or alternative solutions, NOT with childi...
by Xav
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?
Replies: 46
Views: 1345

Re: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?

Krita is definitely closer to Photoshop than Inkscape is - it's primarily a raster editor, after all. Saying that "Krita tells me that they are not like Photoshop" doesn't really mean much: Krita is not a company or a person, but an Open Source project. Someone claiming to represent the pr...
by Xav
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?
Replies: 46
Views: 1345

Re: Has Inkscape fixed it's ppi issue yet?

In short, the proprietary Adobe applications map to broadly equivalent FOSS applications as follows: * Photoshop => Krita or The GIMP. Raster (bitmap) editor. Primarily used for creating or editing raster images. * Illustrator => Inkscape Vector graphics editor. Primarily used for creating or editin...
by Xav
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Editing in real time with symmetry
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Editing in real time with symmetry

It might also be worth taking a look at my tutorial series: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11981

In particular, part 29 covers symmetry using clones, and part 69 covers the Mirror Symmetry and Rotate Copies LPEs.
by Xav
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: work won't save
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: work won't save

I think TD has hit the nail on the head. To confirm, however, rather than launching Inkscape by (double?) clicking on the SVG file, try opening Inkscape manually and using File > Open. If the file opens okay that way then it suggests that Inkscape is saving the files fine, and that the problem is as...
by Xav
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Resize object with arbitrary base point?
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Resize object with arbitrary base point?

With the object selected, click it a second time to switch to the skew/rotate handles. In the centre you should see a small cross - this is the origin point used for transformations. Drag it to another location, then click the object again to switch back to the resize handles. Hold down SHIFT when y...
by Xav
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 145
Views: 53926

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #129 is out, with part 69 of my series. New LPEs in 0.92: Perspective/Envelope, Lattice Deformation 2, Rotate Copies, Mirror Symmetry, Bounding Box, Ellipse by 5 Points, Attach Path
by Xav
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: (solved) inner shadow in filters (version 0.92)
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: inner shadow in filters (version 0.92)

The "Drop Shadow..." filter has an options dialog (indicated by the ellipsis "..." after the name). That includes a pop-up to select between different drop shadow types, including "inner".
by Xav
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Any tips/tricks to achieve gas giant effect
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: Any tips/tricks to achieve gas giant effect

On the filtering approach, the co-creator of my comic strips, has previously used the Ink Blot and Gouache filters when he wants to get a turbulent, cloudy effect:

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by Xav
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Manipulate the shape of text
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Manipulate the shape of text

TD beat me to it, with the same suggestion. But as I've done this anyway...

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by Xav
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Inkscape & the Web
Topic: Embed SVG
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: Embed SVG

If you have no knowledge about JavaScript or the <object> tag, then I doubt a sample of code will get you very far. Especially when it comes to interactive SVG - there's a whole lot of background knowledge needed before you'll get very far. In all honesty you're better off learning how to use JavaSc...
by Xav
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Inkscape & the Web
Topic: Embed SVG
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: Embed SVG

That depends on what you mean by "embed". If all you want is to include static SVG images, you can use them anywhere a raster image is allowed these days - e.g. in an HTML <img> tag or in a CSS background-image property. If you need interactivity, animation or embedded Javascript to run th...
by Xav
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: DXF export issue (split from: please help- eclipse fill and stroke)
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: DXF export issue (split from: please help- eclipse fill and stroke)

Moderation note: I've split this from the original topic (http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=33331) as the discussion had veered off the original topic. There were some posts back and forth about whether the question should have been raised in a new topic: as the split has rendere...
by Xav
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: please help- eclipse fill and stroke
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: please help- eclipse fill and stroke

Moderation note:
Replies split into a new topic, as it turned into a question about DXF export: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=33333
by Xav
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 145
Views: 53926

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #128 is out, with part 68 of my series. This time I look at the Fill Between Strokes, Transform By 2 Points, Interpolate Points and Join Type LPEs.
by Xav
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Drawing a circle in a circle
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Drawing a circle in a circle

Just to clarify, the English name of this dialog is "Align & Distribute". It's available via the "Object" menu (near the bottom), or via a button on the main toolbar. If you need more help about how to use it, see part 38 of my tutorial series: http://www.inkscapeforum.com/vi...
by Xav
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: Abstract Loversz T-Shirt!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Abstract Loversz T-Shirt!!!

I hesitated too. The other post by OP seems legit and both are posted in the correct subforum. Same here. But it does have some spammy hallmarks - and the post title seems rather odd and a little click-baity for a print called "colorful-wood-stripe-cuts". Perhaps we should kill the links ...
by Xav
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Object to Path increases filesize
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Object to Path increases filesize

Roboto was at one time (I'm not sure if it still is) the default font for Android. The point of WOFF fonts is that they're served like any other web resource, so you don't need to put it into a specific fonts directory on the server - you just need to put it somewhere that you can access it with a U...
by Xav
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Object to Path increases filesize
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Object to Path increases filesize

WOFF fonts are a variation of OpenType/TrueType with additional features to make them work better for the web. Unfortunately this also means that font foundries tend to charge twice for the same font if you want it both in "desktop" and "web" formats. In much the same way as ther...
by Xav
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Object to Path increases filesize
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Object to Path increases filesize

Object to path increases the file size because it's replacing a single simple command (draw an "s") with a path containing numerous points - and doing so for each letter. It's replacing implicit knowledge about the path shape that's part of the font file with explicit details on how to dra...
by Xav
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Vector Art Optimization Challenge #2
Replies: 28
Views: 1977

Re: Vector Art Optimization Challenge #2

To be honest the permissions system in phpBB is overly complex. There's no single "allow attachments" permission for the forum, but rather it's done by a combination of role, user group and forum. I've double-checked and "registered users" should be able to add attachments, so I ...
by Xav
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Vector Art Optimization Challenge #2
Replies: 28
Views: 1977

Re: Vector Art Optimization Challenge #2

Moini wrote:Next time, we should use a forum where attachments are allowed...


I've taken a look at the administrative settings for this forum, and as far as I can tell attachments are allowed.
by Xav
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: convert svg to jpg
Replies: 15
Views: 1108

Re: convert svg to jpg

Inkscape's native format is SVG, so you should use "Save as..." rather than "Export" to save as an SVG file.
by Xav
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 145
Views: 53926

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #127 is out, with part 67 of my series. This time I look at the Fill Between Many and Taper Stroke LPEs.
by Xav
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: mesh gradient sq looks like circle
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: mesh gradient sq looks like circle

It might also be worth reading part 59 of my tutorial series, which covers Mesh Gradients and explains how the (fake) conic gradient relates to the normal rectangular version.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11981

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