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by syllie
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to write justified text?
Replies: 4
Views: 14703

Re: How to write justified text?

Hi pX, There are several bugs with the text tools - some of them are a bit of an annoyance and others are more than that (such as font variants not appearing, fonts available on system not loading and more). These are reported and Inkscape improves with each version - till then I live with the quirk...
by syllie
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Relating/combining database fields with svg
Replies: 1
Views: 1848

Re: Relating/combining database fields with svg

Hi Mads, That is quite a technical question! I have some difficulties visualizing your question, but hopefully my first answer will give you some pointers and if I misunderstood you , please try again! All SVG drawings are stored in XML format. You can traverse these files with programming tools, di...
by syllie
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Ideas and inspiration in logo design
Replies: 35
Views: 16686

Re: Ideas and inspiration in logo design

Oh what a lively discussion! Great post! Keep it coming! I am still going through all the posts but I like how you guys illustrate the arguments with examples. I very much agree with the point of view that a logo is just part of the branding. A strong logo is a main attention getter, but if it stand...
by syllie
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Zigzag fill
Replies: 13
Views: 9862

Re: Zigzag fill

Wow knobba,
looks like you found a working combination!
Cool to see an actual application as feedback. It looks great!

Cheers,
Syllie
by syllie
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Construction Drawings
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: Construction Drawings

Hi MGM, If the work is as simple as "just drawing straight lines" then I agree with prkos answer and Inkscape might be a workable solution. However, I used to be a process engineer before I started a career in IT, and as such quite familiar with technical drawings. Inkscape has quite some ...
by syllie
Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Zigzag fill
Replies: 13
Views: 9862

Re: Zigzag fill

Hi Sunaden, I just had a look at these extensions - tho I think they are not the best option for this problem (as with the hatch you can control direction and frequency independent from the number of nodes) - they sure are very interesting and I am already thinking on some application. I am glad you...
by syllie
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Don't know how to proceed with next steps in Tiling Tutorial
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

Re: Don't know how to proceed with next steps in Tiling Tutorial

Hi inksquid, I recently did this tutorial myself as I am writing a seamless pattern creation tutorial for my site. I agree it is a bit confusing, but once you grasp what is going on - it does make sense, really! To answer your questions: Tav assumes that you know what object you want to fill with yo...
by syllie
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Zigzag fill
Replies: 13
Views: 9862

Re: Zigzag fill

What about a Live Path Effect? http://verysimpledesigns.com//vsd_media/external_inkscapeforum/vsd_LPE_zigzag.png Step 1 Create your leaf Step 2 ⋅ Duplicate the leaf if you want the orignal path to show in the end result (Ctrl+D) ⋅ Open from the menu Path > Path Effect Editor (Shi...
by syllie
Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Abstract Tech effect
Replies: 11
Views: 2003

Re: Abstract Tech effect

Hi mystery, I saw your request earlier, and I checked out the image you pointed to. As I am currently running an abstract wallpaper tutorial series on our website, I was considering to give something like this a go. You are right when you say that creating such line "is a hassle" - but tha...
by syllie
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [SOLVED] Mirror object about line
Replies: 32
Views: 28221

Re: Mirror object about line

Why not draw it such that you can use either the horizontal or vertical flip function? Flip it first, assign different stroke, if it makes life easier even add the center line. Group the 2 (or 3) elements, and use that whole symbol in your drawings. (Rotate where needed). I assume that drawing circu...
by syllie
Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Imported PNG distorted
Replies: 6
Views: 4166

Re: Imported PNG distorted

Hi Bucic, That picture was a lot better in visualizing the problem :) Sad news is that it apparently is a (known) bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/168386 Have a look at the comments, some people have correctly imported pictures by reducing the compression level. I suggest that you uploa...
by syllie
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Imported PNG distorted
Replies: 6
Views: 4166

Re: Imported PNG distorted

Hi Bucic, I downloaded the pics, and I had a look at them, but as they have no annotations, I am not sure what your problem is exactly. What you do need to know however is that Inkscape works internally with a 90dpi setting for resolution. So any image that is imported into Inkscape and uses a diffe...
by syllie
Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Help with coloring objects .
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Help with coloring objects .

Hi 2Worlds, Like Illustrator, Inkscape has a colour picker :tool_dropper:. Its use: ⋅ select the object that you want to colour ⋅ select the colour picker ⋅ move to the object that has the colour that you want to re-use ⋅ left click with the mouse sets the fil...
by syllie
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Picture in a Picture tutorial
Replies: 3
Views: 1993

Re: Picture in a Picture tutorial

Hi Starchy, Based on the result you present I am wondering if you are trying to achieve the "droste effect"? This is best done with Gimp (as Inkscape is a vector editor, and not a bitmap editor). There is a plugin for GIMP called MathMap that can be used to create the droste effect. Google...
by syllie
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: path edit - can it be done?
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Re: path edit - can it be done?

You cannot have branched paths. Your last solution is probably the best, but I would approach it a bit different: To make the shape a full vector shape it would be better to have it continue to the end point of your curl. You could break as you show in the last pictures, then use Path > Stroke to pa...
by syllie
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Help getting started? Coming from Illustrator
Replies: 14
Views: 2677

Re: Help getting started? Coming from Illustrator

Hi InkCat, I have some troubles visualizing what you try to do, so I am not sure if I am giving you the right pointers here. - Copy/Past and Cut/Paste take your original object and paste it at the location of your mouse cursor. - Duplicate (Ctrl+D) makes an exact duplicate on top of your original. Y...
by syllie
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Create Numerous Independent Shapes from One Colored Map
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: Create Numerous Independent Shapes from One Colored Map

Personally I would have cleaned up the PNG in Gimp (or the like) before starting a trace. If you remove the off white outline and despeckle the shapes then the districts should come up perfectly in one go. If with the same ease you fill the total country shape with a single colour in another PNG you...
by syllie
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Bezier envelope error message
Replies: 3
Views: 2370

Re: Bezier envelope error message

Hi picturebean, Did you read the comments on the episode page? Al lot of users responded with similar problems and heathenx answered them all patiently. Near the bottom he explains that things work a bit differently in version 0.47. I think these may help: http://screencasters.heathenx.org/episode-0...
by syllie
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can the colors along the bottom be hidden?
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: Can the colors along the bottom be hidden?

View > Show/Hide > Palette

Cheers,
Syllie
by syllie
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Elipse controls disabled
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Elipse controls disabled

Sometimes a font does not have a definition for Bold and then you cannot set the font to Bold. If you click on the Text Dialog (the T pictogram at the top of the screen) you can easily see if a font allows Bold or not. If you edit text through this dialog, you need to click apply to see it in effect...
by syllie
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Ctrl key has no effect when drawing circle
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: Ctrl key has no effect when drawing circle

If you hold down the Ctrl-key you constrain the ratio to fixed values (steps). If you keep an eye on the notification area in the status bar at the bottom of the screen while you draw your ellipse, you can see exactly what happens. A circle is constrained at a ratio 1:1, but the Ctrl-key allows just...
by syllie
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Elipse controls disabled
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Elipse controls disabled

Hi rmmarsh, It is actually quite simple - the one you call "full moon" is a reset button and only enabled if your ellipse or circle is not full. If you used the other options then you have an arc (circle segment) which can be closed (pac man), or open (half moon). To reset the circle to a ...
by syllie
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Need basic tutorial
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Re: Need basic tutorial

Hi DMan, There are a few excellent sources to get anyone started with Inkscape. The briefest overview but covering all essential aspects is this one: microugly's quickguide to Inkscape Further to that I absolutely recommend the 2 walkthroughs here: Inkscape Basic Tutorial Inkscape Advanced tutorial ...
by syllie
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Tutorial: Drawing 3D Objects in Inkscape
Replies: 7
Views: 8928

Re: Drawing volumetric objects in Inkscape

Awesome! The shading looks super!

Syllie

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