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by Xav
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Scaling objects with respect to rotation center
Replies: 4
Views: 108

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: 12
Views: 535

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: 111

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.
by Xav
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: 50% Opacity + 50% Opacity = ?
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: 50% Opacity + 50% Opacity = ?

It doesn't work like that. Think of it as letting 50% of the background intensity show through. If you add another object on top that, also with 50% opacity, it will allow 50% of your previous 50% through - in other words 25% of the background intensity will show through.
by Xav
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Best PDF to Word Program?
Replies: 12
Views: 6848

Re: Best PDF to Word Program?

I'm locking this topic, as there are already plenty of possible solutions listed and it's just turned into a bit of a target for spam posts.
by Xav
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 107
Views: 37547

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

The first two are fairly large - 8MB and 5MB. The remaining four were produced by someone else who has a different workflow, as the largest is 2MB (but the images are lower resolution). I'm more than happy for them to be put on the website. There's no explicit license info in the last four, but I th...
by Xav
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 107
Views: 37547

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Jonathan Hoskin has kindly taken it upon himself to extend the number of "Inkscape Special Editions" - so now you can read all the articles up to part 42 in 6 handy compilations, rather than having to download each magazine separately. You can get all of them from here: http://fullcirclema...
by Xav
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 107
Views: 37547

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

I'm afraid not. My filter skills are nowhere near good enough to produce complex examples other than by semi-random experimentation. The next part will be the last one on filters, filling in a couple of gaps in the coverage so far, before I move onto the next topic.
by Xav
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 107
Views: 37547

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

I've got a bit behind this month, so two issues of Full Circle Magazine have come out since my last post: Full Circle Magazine #115 , with part 55 of my series. Lighting filters - the Specular and Diffuse Lighting primitives. Full Circle Magazine #116 , with part 56 of my series. The last filter pri...
by Xav
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Can you make a circle on a layer and cut it out so
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Can you make a circle on a layer and cut it out so

You need to make the fill on the rectangle (though it's actually now a path) opaque. The transparency could be coming from a few different places, either on the path itself, in the "alpha" value of the fill colour, or from the opacity of the whole layer. Hopefully Brynn will be along short...
by Xav
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Arrange objects using polar coordinates works strange
Replies: 8
Views: 1657

Re: Arrange objects using polar coordinates works strange

I'm not sure if Xav has written instructions for the new part of the dialog in his tutorial series on FullCircle yet...? If you mean the Polar tab, then yes, I did include it when I covered this dialog (in Part 41 of the series). The only significant mention of the selection order is regarding the ...
by Xav
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: prefernces dialogue is TINY, unusable
Replies: 5
Views: 1255

Re: prefernces dialogue is TINY, unusable

A bit of self publicity, but my Inkscape series in Full Circle Magazine starts very simply and builds up from there, dealing with one tool or topic at a time: http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11981 Free Circle is a freely downloadable Linux magazine - but the Inkscape tutorials a...
by Xav
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Snapping nodes creates a 1px line in between.
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Re: Snapping nodes creates a 1px line in between.

It's probably due to "anti-aliasing" - which just means that, if the shapes Inkscape draws don't lie exactly on the pixel boundaries of the output device, it compensates by drawing the outer pixels slightly transparent. Imagine a line drawn at an angle - if Inkscape draws a "hard"...
by Xav
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 107
Views: 37547

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #114 is out, with part 54 of my series. Yet more on filters: this time it's the Convolve Matrix primitive.
by Xav
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How do you remove the inside of a bitmap/png/image?
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: How do you remove the inside of a bitmap/png/image?

The best way is to use a clipping path. For what you want to do you'll need an "inverse" clipping path - but unfortunately the SVG standard has no way to do this natively. Instead you'll have to construct an inverse path by removing it from a larger path. See part 13 of my tutorial series,...
by Xav
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: When performing Object>Clip>Set with an image on top of an object, they both completely disappear.
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: When performing Object>Clip>Set with an image on top of an object, they both completely disappear.

As Lazur said, the path (not image) you want to use for clipping has to be on top. If you need to clip more than one image with a single path, you can group the images first and then clip the group. If you want to use multiple paths to clip with (such as a thought bubble and the smaller bubbles lead...
by Xav
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Newbie can't get an image clipped out
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Newbie can't get an image clipped out

It's seems to be a pretty sharp learning curve, especially since I've got no background in graphic design. Words like "path", "layers", etc. are all new to me. Maybe in time... It might be worth going through the earlier tutorials in my series. It starts from a very basic point ...
by Xav
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 107
Views: 37547

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #113 is out, with part 53 of my series. This time there's more on filters: speeding up rendering, and the Displacement Map primitive.
by Xav
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Newbie can't get an image clipped out
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Newbie can't get an image clipped out

To add to Lazur's description above, I would suggest starting with one of Inkscape's basic shapes (rectangle, ellipse, star) as the clipping path. For your first efforts you don't need to convert it to a path first, but once you're confident I *always* recommend doing that conversion as the clipping...
by Xav
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Newbie can't get an image clipped out
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Newbie can't get an image clipped out

Take a look at Part 13 of my tutorial series for a slightly more step-by-step description.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11981
by Xav
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How set a common property of a selection of several objects?
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: How set a common property of a selection of several objects?

It depends on the property. In the case of just setting several items to the same width, this is the approach I'd take: 1) Select an object that is the correct width. If you don't have one, just create a quick rectangle and type the desired width into the W: field in the toolbar. 2) Copy the object ...
by Xav
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: [Solved] XML Editor buttons too faded
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: XML Editor buttons too faded

For some reason your installation is missing some icons, so Inkscape has fallen back to using a generic "missing icon" icon of a document with a red X in. Here's how the same icons appear on my Linux installation: xml_editor_buttons.png The question is why you're missing the icons. Did you...
by Xav
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: [Solved] Nodes go crazy bug with Unindnet in XML Editor
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Nodes go crazy bug with Unindnet in XML Editor

"line181" is inside "View2", which has its own x and y attributes that offset all its children. Once you "unindent" it, the line is no longer a child of "View2" so the only coordinates that define its location are the ones on the line itself. It ends up at the...
by Xav
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Not printing everything within page border
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Not printing everything within page border

If it can't physically print close enough to the edges then anything in the unprintable area just won't get printed, whether it's numbers, tick marks or other shapes. When printing from a PDF you may find that your PDF program is set to scale to fit, which is why the measurements aren't accurate. Tu...
by Xav
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Text in layers + transparency
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Text in layers + transparency

Well, you do have a filter - in that layer modes are implemented as filters in Inkscape. Select your "T" and look at the status bar, where it will tell you that you've selected "Group of 1 object; filtered". Using the Filters > Remove Filters menu option will get rid of the probl...

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