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by Xav
Fri May 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Drawing for Tesselation
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Drawing for Tesselation

You'll never achieve what you're looking for just by layering JPEGs on each other, as they have no way to indicate that the background of the enclosing rectangle should be transparent. You can use a 'Clip Path' in Inkscape to cut out the shape, removing the background. But a more usual method would ...
by Xav
Sat May 04, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [Solved] Moving everything at once
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: [Solved] Moving everything at once

Thanks! I deleted all guides and started over instead, but this was useful information for the future. Especially that you can let Inkscape do the calculations for you, I didn't know that. Yeah, that's a useful one that isn't obvious. It works in most (but not all) number boxes, and lets you perfor...
by Xav
Sat May 04, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [Solved] Moving everything at once
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Moving everything at once

You're absolutely right, of course the layer was locked! :D As I said, I'm a beginner and I guess these are the kinds of mistakes I'll continue doing until I'm a little more used to this programme. We all had to start somewhere. But that's what we're here for - to help other users to make the most ...
by Xav
Fri May 03, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [Solved] Moving everything at once
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Moving everything at once

This worked except that my background layer, which is a non-vector image (the ”original”, a jpeg if I remember correctly, could be a png), didn't move. is there a way to move that layer as well? It shouldn't make any difference. I've just tried it with a raster image on the bottom layer, and that m...
by Xav
Thu May 02, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [Solved] Moving everything at once
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Moving everything at once

There are a few ways to approach this, but here's one of them: 1) Edit > Select All in All Layers to select everything. 2) Object > Transform. 3) In the Transform dialog set the Horizontal field to -20, the units to 'mm', the 'Relative move' checkbox enabled and the 'Apply to each object separately'...
by Xav
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 178
Views: 97712

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #144 has Part 84 of the series, in which I use CSS classes to change an object's style with JS.
by Xav
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 178
Views: 97712

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #143 has Part 83 of the series, in which I use Inkscape's ability to include embedded JS scripts, to change the style of an object when it's clicked on in a web browser.
by Xav
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: SVG only showing half of image when uploaded
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: SVG only showing half of image when uploaded

Also, be aware that if you created 'flowed text' (i.e. you selected the text tool, then dragged a box on the canvas into which to type), that's not supported by any other software. Normal SVG text is created by selecting the text tool then clicking in the canvas (not dragging), but you have to handl...
by Xav
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Inkscape 0.92: interactivity is it only Javascript?
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: Inkscape 0.92: interactivity is it only Javascript?

It's only JavaScript. The interactivity sections correspond to attributes that are added to the XML file, and which are only interpreted by browsers - which, in turn, only support JavaScript. Inkscape itself does not have a JS interpreter, so although you can enter some JS in those sections for use ...
by Xav
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Resize angled object - keep same height
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Resize angled object - keep same height

It's worth understanding that using the 9 resize handles usually just adds a transformation to your object, so may not be the right choice anyway. Often it's better to double-click on the object to edit it with the native tool for the shape in question (Moini's answer, but it also applies to other p...
by Xav
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] Transparency gradient based on color?
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Transparency gradient based on color?

Blatant plug: Part 14 of my tutorial series covers masking.
by Xav
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] Transparency gradient based on color?
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Transparency gradient based on color?

You could also use the existing image as a mask over a white background. Gather all the bits of your image together into one layer, and group them. Then draw a white rectangle that covers them all, and send it to the back. Finally, with both the white rectangle and your B&W grouped image selecte...
by Xav
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Re: inkscape vectoring question
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: inkscape vectoring question

If your question is about the actual act of drawing with the tool, you can end the path by double-clicking when you place the last node, or pressing Enter/Return just after you've placed it.
by Xav
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 178
Views: 97712

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #142 has Part 82 of the series, in which I start looking at JavaScript in SVG with some very basic examples.
by Xav
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: Elvie
Replies: 10
Views: 3458

Re: Elvie

Dillerkind wrote:Wow, congratulations from me too! Here's to the next 5+ years. May you never run out of ideas.


Thanks. Coming up with new ideas (or new ways to re-hash old ones ;) ) is certainly the hardest part - nerdy Linux and tech stuff isn't always the easiest topic to extract jokes from!
by Xav
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Make items same size: how?
Replies: 12
Views: 24527

Re: Make items same size: how?

Hai. Pls brief me the difference between Paste Size and Paste Size Separately . There's no difference if you only have a single object selected. If you have more than one object selected, however, Paste Size will set the size of the entire selection, whereas Paste Size Separately will set the size ...
by Xav
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: Elvie
Replies: 10
Views: 3458

Re: Elvie

Unfortunately not for the article. We had originally hoped to write it back in the Linux Voice days, and all their content was made available under a Creative Commons license after a while, but there's no such deal with Linux Magazine. The Elvie cartoons themselves are all under a Creative Commons l...
by Xav
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: Elvie
Replies: 10
Views: 3458

Re: Elvie

A bit of thread necromancy to let you know that our Elvie strip has now been appearing in print every month for 5 years! Initially it was in Linux Voice magazine, then that publication got subsumed into Linux Magazine (Linux Pro Magazine in the US), but they kept the cartoon running. To celebrate th...
by Xav
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 178
Views: 97712

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #141 has Part 81 of the series, which demonstrates how to change the colour of an inline SVG file using the currentColor CSS keyword (actually, how to change one colour in the file - useful for icons, but not much else unless you want to get really sneaky with your SVG content).
by Xav
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to set default png export path for all images exported as batch from one svg file
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

Re: How to set default png export path for all images exported as batch from one svg file

... if I ungroup, modify and then group ... You may have very good reasons for this workflow but, just in case you weren't aware, you can "enter" a group and make edits inside it; there's no need to ungroup every time. You can use the options at the bottom of the right-click context menu ...
by Xav
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Document Properties Not Displaying
Replies: 19
Views: 5932

Re: Document Properties Not Displaying

I've recently found myself in a new job where I have to use a Mac, so have been bitten by this 'dialogs render off-screen' problem. I didn't find any of the workarounds to be particularly useful, so I created a script that will gather any errant windows and move them to the top-left of the XQuartz s...
by Xav
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: Export into PDF/EPS/PS creates an empty file
Replies: 14
Views: 1923

Re: Export into PDF/EPS/PS creates an empty file

I posted it in reply to my first post already last evening but it did not show up. New users' first few posts have to be passed by moderators before they appear on this site - and that includes edits to already accepted posts. You just happened to post at a time when there were no moderators around...
by Xav
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Selecting only one shape
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Selecting only one shape

My personal view is that it's okay to ask in more than one forum - after all, a new Inkscape user doesn't know what the overlap is between users of different fora, so might assume they're asking the question to different groups of people. Out of politeness they should perhaps link to the other posts...
by Xav
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Is it possible to arrange all-upright text on a circular path? If so How?
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: Is it possible to arrange all-upright text on a circular path? If so How?

Oh yeah the new arrange is very nice definitely the way to go if you don't want to keep text editable To clarify, the text objects remain as text objects and are still editable. It's just that they have to be separate objects so you have to edit each one individually, rather than dealing with a sin...
by Xav
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Is it possible to arrange all-upright text on a circular path? If so How?
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: Is it possible to arrange all-upright text on a circular path? If so How?

If each text element is a separate object, the Object > Arrange dialog can do the trick in recent releases of Inkscape. Turn the circle into an arc by using the handles to open a gap, then select the arc and the numbers before opening the dialog. Use the Polar Coordinates tab, and turn off the "...

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