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by Xav
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to change background color of a grouped element?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: How to change background color of a grouped element?

Create your original ball from two circles, one on top of the other. While constructing, set the lower one to a typical base colour. Use a transparent to black gradient on the top circle to let the lower colour show through, giving a similar 3D effect. The trick now is to unset the fill of the lower...
by Xav
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Help with outlining Please...
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Help with outlining Please...

Great, Xav! (On Xfce, I don't have this issue) After a bit more experimenting it seems to be a bug in the software compositor in the Window Manager (Marco). Another workaround is (once again in the Mate Window Prefs) to uncheck the "Enable software compositing window manager" in the Gener...
by Xav
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Help with outlining Please...
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Help with outlining Please...

Regarding the grey box left behind after closing the Preferences window - I also see this (also on Ubuntu Mate 16.04). I have a workaround, but it might not suit you, depending on how you choose to set up your window manager preferences: 1) Open the Mate Window preferences (System > Preferences > Lo...
by Xav
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 142
Views: 48368

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #126 is out, with part 66 of my series. This time I look at the Roughen and Show Handles LPEs.
by Xav
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Text "sticking" together
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: Text "sticking" together

Looking at the file you only actually have a single <text> element in the SVG. Within that are a load of <tspan> elements, one for each bit of text. Each of those <tspan> elements has explicit x and y coordinates - and, in fact has multiple explicit x coordinates, one for each character. That's why ...
by Xav
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Loose opacity but maintain the colors achieved with it?
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Loose opacity but maintain the colors achieved with it?

The easiest way is simply to add a background object of the same colour that you're using for the canvas background (typically white, but could be something else). Just adding a rectangle will do, but you'll then lose the transparency around the outside of your shape. So what you probably want is a ...
by Xav
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Change colours of fill pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Change colours of fill pattern

I've always felt that the default greyscale patterns are coloured that way so that you can easily use them to mask another object. E.g. if you want (say) yellow and blue for your checkerboard, you would do the folllowing: 1) Create one shape, fill it with yellow. 2) Duplicate it (CTRL-D) and fill wi...
by Xav
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Forming a gradient around an object
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: Forming a gradient around an object

the conical mesh confuses me (if you drag those nodes, it seems that some of them overlap each other). This is because the conical mesh is actually just a rectangular mesh but distorted into a circular shape, not a "true" conical gradient (still not supported by SVG). The overlapping node...
by Xav
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Fill bounded area not doing a good job
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Fill bounded area not doing a good job

It seems a little rude to dismiss Brynn's reply with "Literally everything that a computer program does is maths!". By that argument I want to know why I can't calculate the trajectory of the Voyager 1 probe by playing Pacman. After all, it's all maths, right? The point I think she was try...
by Xav
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Replace multiple objects
Replies: 15
Views: 3384

Re: Replace multiple objects

Hhm, yeah I was trying to find something on it the other day too. But I can't seem to find anything. I'm sure Xav has covered it, in his series of tutorials, which come monthly in Full Circle magazine. (http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11981) But I'm not sure how to search out a...
by Xav
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 142
Views: 48368

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Nobody says that you have to, Xav. It's an option. I understand that. When I say I should be more proactive, it's just a recognition of the way that Open Source works - that ideally I should report issues I find in order to help make the program better for everyone in the long run. They're nice peo...
by Xav
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 142
Views: 48368

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

I'm sure you could save time experimenting, if you contact him and let him explain how to use stuff. Could become a give-and-take, even. Nice idea in theory, but it assumes that I'm organised enough not to leave the article 'til the last minute. I'd end up pestering him with increasingly panicked e...
by Xav
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 142
Views: 48368

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Great read! You must have experimented quite a lot, to find out all of that. Indeed! Each article takes a lot of experimenting and testing before I can even start to write it. The earlier parts weren't too bad, as they dealt with functionality I was already familiar with. But for the past year or m...
by Xav
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Automating Export of .png files
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Automating Export of .png files

However the original post was about altering the rounded parametre and not the randomization. Maybe that would be more stabile. Actually the OP used "rounded" as an example, but went on to say: I have done this manually, but would like to create other collections (in a similar manner) by ...
by Xav
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Cannot change the stroke color
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Cannot change the stroke color

On the Fill & Stroke advance panel the width of the Stroke Style was at "0"....no wonder it did not work...or rather the color was changing but the stroke was invisible due to zero width. Actually the original draft of my reply offered that as a possibility - along with the opacity of...
by Xav
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Cannot change the stroke color
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Cannot change the stroke color

The simplest way is to hold Shift whilst clicking on a colour in the palette at the bottom of the screen. If you still can't see it there are number of possible reasons - the best thing would be to post a copy of your SVG file here and someone will be able to tell you exactly what the problem is in ...
by Xav
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 142
Views: 48368

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #125 has part 65 of my series. This time I turn my attention to the new LPEs in 0.92, beginning with the BSpline and Simplify effects that are available via convenience buttons in the :tool_pencil: and :tool_pen: tools.
by Xav
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: paisley pattern
Replies: 64
Views: 2107

Re: paisley pattern

Looking at the file, you would be best off using the first approach as there's only one object that needs to be cut out. The shape with the black outline also has a white fill, though, which might be confusing matters. 1) Remove the fill from the black outline. 2) Duplicate it in place with Ctrl-D. ...
by Xav
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: paisley pattern
Replies: 64
Views: 2107

Re: paisley pattern

If you're asking what I think you're asking, you'll need to "punch out" the fill from the layer(s) below the flowers. Assuming you're referring to the white paisley shape in the middle of your screenshot, there are a couple of options: 1) Duplicate the black outline then select the duplica...
by Xav
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How do I remove the rectangle around this bitmap?
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: How do I remove the rectangle around this bitmap?

In fact I would go further than TD's suggestion: I would start with a new document and just put a single circle in it with a flat colour. Export that and see if you still get the rectangle. If you do, then it suggests the issue is with the Siemens software; if you don't then you know it's with your ...
by Xav
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How do I remove the rectangle around this bitmap?
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: How do I remove the rectangle around this bitmap?

I'm assuming you mean the corners extending beyond the round edge of the Start button. There are two possible reasons for this: 1) They are present in the PNG file. This could happen if you added a background rectangle behind the button in Inkscape before you exported, or if you used Save As > Cairo...
by Xav
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Inkscape Resources
Topic: Screen recorders, capture, etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 1336

Re: Screen recorders, capture, etc.

But wouldn't it be nice if there was a video program that would do both? Occasionally computer users of old will still talk about "the Unix philosophy", which is that each program should do one thing, and do it well - and, implicitly, that the operating system should provide ways to link ...
by Xav
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine
Replies: 142
Views: 48368

Re: Inkscape Tutorial in Full Circle Magazine

Full Circle Magazine #124 has part 64 of my series, all about the Symbols dialog.
by Xav
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: SVG / XML Code
Topic: How does the Interaction menu work (with javascript)?
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: How does the Interaction menu work (with javascript)?

I'm not entirely sure I understand the question. You can link to an external script, or you can embed a script directly into the SVG file (for larger or more complex projects linking is generally better). For both these options go to the File > Document Properties dialog, then to the Scripting tag.
by Xav
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Preferences > Bitmaps... Are these options explained somewhere?
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Preferences > Bitmaps... Are these options explained somewhere?

I don't know if there's a page explaining all of the preferences anywhere, but those two I can enlighten you on: * "Automatically reload bitmaps" has a tooltip on my installation that clarifies its purpose: "Automatically reload linked images when file is changed on disk". What i...

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