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by Xav
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Feedback & Suggestions
Topic: changes in Tricks and Tutorials board
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: changes in Tricks and Tutorials board

I should have them all downloaded on my work machine now, but I'm not in the office until next week to confirm they're okay.

There are more than I realised, so it'll take a while to get them all on YouTube, but I'll get it done as promptly as I can.
by Xav
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Duplicating
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Duplicating

There are various different approaches, depending on what you actually want to achieve. If you want to create a grid to use as a reference when drawing, then Inkscape has grids available via File > Document Properties > Grids. If you want a grid, but made up of real lines, the Extensions > Render > ...
by Xav
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Feedback & Suggestions
Topic: changes in Tricks and Tutorials board
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: changes in Tricks and Tutorials board

The real reason I'm posting is to say that I've been in touch with HeathenX, and he's quite happy for the videos to be posted somewhere else. We need to work out the details, but it looks like they won't be lost forever after all. Oh, that would be awesome. I had originally considered to save them ...
by Xav
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Feedback & Suggestions
Topic: changes in Tricks and Tutorials board
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: changes in Tricks and Tutorials board

As far as I know, currently only Xav can do the sticky-ing. (well, microUgly too, of course) (It's the way the forum is set up, currently. It's probably possible to allow others to do it, but would need some permission changes.) I've looked through the permissions section of the Administrator Contr...
by Xav
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Feedback & Suggestions
Topic: changes in Tricks and Tutorials board
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: changes in Tricks and Tutorials board

That's a real shame - Heathenx's tutorials were a great resource. I've un-stickied the thread now. Due to an ever-so-slight conflict of interest, I haven't stickied the Full Circle Magazine topic. If someone else wants to do that, then that's fine with me, but I'm equally happy with it as a normal t...
by Xav
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Registration issues and website problems
Topic: Registration not working due to Google Captcha being outdated
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Registration not working due to Google Captcha being outdated

I've sent an email to MicroUgly about this, but in the meantime I've switched the board to use a different captcha plugin, which should solve the immediate problem. I've also replied to the original tweet.
by Xav
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 148
Views: 56758

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #131 is out, with part 71 of my series. This time continue to look at Extensions, with a few specific examples: ⋅  Arrange > Deep Ungroup ⋅  Arrange > Restack ⋅  Text > Lorem Ipsum ⋅  Text > Extract ⋅  Text > Merge ⋅  ...
by Xav
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Create a simple SVG simulation
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Create a simple SVG simulation

If you're a good JS developer then this is a doddle. Here's what I would do: 1) Draw your base design with none of the variable symbols. 2) Draw your variable symbols on additional layers. E.g. the closed state of all the switches might be on one layer, the open state on another layer. That will let...
by Xav
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: SVG / XML Code
Topic: How to get the ID of an object
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: How to get the ID of an object

The added benefit of the Objects dialog, compared to Object Properties, is that you can see all the objects on the canvas, and in their z-order (instead of opening Object Properties separately each time). The Objects dialog is a good suggestion - but I just want to clarify that you don't need to op...
by Xav
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: SVG / XML Code
Topic: How to get the ID of an object
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: How to get the ID of an object

The easiest method is to open the Object > Object Properties dialog (Shift-Ctrl-O). As you click on each path you'll see its ID in the dialog. Better still, you can replace the ID with a more descriptive name (make sure you click the "Set" button in the dialog, or your changes will be aban...
by Xav
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How can I crop a group of objects, not an image
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: How can I crop a group of objects, not an image

If it's just a visual effect you need, clipping would be the best option. If you need the actual geometry to be changed (e.g. for laser engraving) then you could use Boolean operations to union the ovals then difference them with a rectangle. I've covered both methods in my tutorial series (parts 7 ...
by Xav
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Editing SVG file - path tools
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Editing SVG file - path tools

Fernando, thanks for posting your reply to this thread. I would like to point out that this is an English language forum, and although we're quite happy to accept non-English responses, it would also be useful if you could include an English translation (even one from Google), so that other readers ...
by Xav
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Change bezier shape from "Triangle in" to "None"
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Change bezier shape from "Triangle in" to "None"

The Triangle In is implemented as a "Power Stroke" live path effect (LPE). You can remove the effect by selecting Path > Remove Path Effect, but you'll probably also need to right-click on the Fill colour in the bottom left corner of the program and select "Swap fill and stroke" ...
by Xav
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Convert everything to black (not greyscale)
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Convert everything to black (not greyscale)

That's the right way, but a slightly quicker approach is to select all the objects then just click on the black colour swatch at the bottom left of the Inskcape screen to set the fill colour on all the objects.
by Xav
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Mouse hover over objects
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Mouse hover over objects

In this particular case you would want to have something like "fill stroke stroke-width". Moving the mouse over the first element will then set the "fill" attribute on the second one to "red", the "stroke" attribute to "black" and the "stroke-wi...
by Xav
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [Solved] Question about clipping mask
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Question about clipping mask

It does work now, although the coordinate system is messed up a bit, with the clip being in the defs. I just tried again, and you're right - though I would argue that the coordinate system is so messed up as to make it practically unusable. With my test image the handles for altering the circle wer...
by Xav
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [Solved] Question about clipping mask
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Question about clipping mask

Additionally, clip paths can be edited when you activate the corresponding button Probably not in this case - editing works when the clipping path is actually a path, but not when it's a primitive such as a rectangle or ellipse (which I suspect is the case with the OP). Using Path > Object to Path ...
by Xav
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [Solved] Question about clipping mask
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Question about clipping mask

Clipping paths just affects the amount of your object that is visible - it doesn't affect the actual geometry of your object. So in your case you can imagine that the shape still has the square corners, so the stroke you apply is actually drawn round the outside of the square, and then the clip is a...
by Xav
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Distance-only scaling
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Distance-only scaling

Actually, buttons in the transform dialog to quickly "invert" the value of each field might be a nice thing to have anyway, and a lot simpler to add than an interactive option. For the interactive approach, the UI could be as simple as a toggle button on the toolbar, alongside the one for ...
by Xav
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Inkscape & the Web
Topic: How get SVG file into SVG viewBox
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: How get SVG file into SVG viewBox

The viewBox is sets the coordinate system that is used inside the SVG file, so it doesn't really make a lot of sense to set it from outside the SVG file. Instead you would usually just set the SVG file up so that it scales as you want it to (i.e. preserveAspectRatio), then adjust the width and heigh...
by Xav
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 148
Views: 56758

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #130 is out, with part 70 of my series. This time I introduce Extensions, with a few specific examples: ⋅ Colour > Brighter, ⋅ Colour > HSL Adjust, ⋅ Render > Function Plotter, ⋅ Render > Barcode > QR Code, ⋅ Render > Hershey Te...
by Xav
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Inkscape & the Web
Topic: SVG file not fitting 100% in div; also, pgn and svg file different size.
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: SVG file not fitting 100% in div; also, pgn and svg file different size.

Probably most useful would be if you could put this page online somewhere - that way we could use the developer tools in the browser to more easily identify where the extra space is coming from, and to dynamically change the values to confirm any proposed fix. It would also let us look at the SVG fi...
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: 2039

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: 2039

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: 2039

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...

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