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by cleversomeday
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Missing font
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Missing font

My workaround is to use Font Lab Pad to generate a quick SVG, but if you want to rename fonts, here's a good tutorial http://themissy.com/2018/font-tutorial- ... ganization
by cleversomeday
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Inkscape Resources
Topic: List of SVG generators
Replies: 2
Views: 447

List of SVG generators

Sharing my list of over 50 web-based SVG generators, in case some might be of use to you.
http://cleversomeday.com/svgtools
by cleversomeday
Fri May 11, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Paid font job for an inkscape expert
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: Paid font job for an inkscape expert

I would suggest fiverr or something like that but don't limit the search to Inkscape as any font design program can probably be used for this in the right hands.
by cleversomeday
Fri May 11, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Question on creating a font file (svg to tff)
Replies: 14
Views: 1613

Re: Question on creating a font file (svg to tff)

I did a tutorial on this back in 0.46 days but I used a dingbat font since I couldn't get kerning to work then. As far as I know kerning has never worked, but I haven't checked the latest version.
by cleversomeday
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Fill shape with lines
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: Fill shape with lines

Just wondering if you have made any progress on this @mulholland or anyone else. The iOS app imaengine hatch filter does some things similar to this. See also the Trimaginator app.
by cleversomeday
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: making text non editable
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Re: making text non editable

When you get the text error message when you know you converted to path, click through the error and it should work fine in DS. As far as the wandering parts, take Tyler's advice and ungroup everything. Also, best practice for DS is to combine (assuming non-overlapping) or union (for overlapping) in...
by cleversomeday
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Inkscape & Cutters/Plotters
Topic: SketchMee iOS app for converting photos to vector strokes
Replies: 0
Views: 1250

SketchMee iOS app for converting photos to vector strokes

I put together a tutorial on converting photos to vector strokes for pen plotting with the SketchMee iOS app ($3.99 for vector output option). My focus has been on Cricut and Silhouette, but believe this info could be useful for other pen plotters or drawbots. http://cleversomeday.com/sketchmee http...
by cleversomeday
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Using fonts without installing them
Replies: 8
Views: 1906

Re: Using fonts without installing them

My workaround for not having to install fonts, or for fonts that don't display in Inkscape is to use a utility called Font Lab Pad to save words/phrases as SVG, then bring into Inkscape that way.
by cleversomeday
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Creating Lines in the Background
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Creating Lines in the Background

An easier way might be to install the Eggbot extensions and use its adjustable hatching feature. http://wiki.evilmadscientist.com/The_Eggbot_Extensions but I have never used this with HPGL so can't say for sure
by cleversomeday
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Fill shape with lines
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: Fill shape with lines

I've been looking for something like this for years. The closest I've come is halftoning with tiled clones, but that doesn't work with lines. I've also posterized the image and applied various hatch densities by hand. http://cleversomeday.com/sketchpix/
by cleversomeday
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem
Replies: 18
Views: 2953

Re: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem

Raspi, My audience is crafters who usually don't have a basic knowledge of Inkscape. I try to make things as foolproof as possible for them and eliminate steps where possible. Since the path has to be exactly 4 nodes, and has to start at upper left and go clockwise, there is a lot of room for error....
by cleversomeday
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem
Replies: 18
Views: 2953

Re: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem

Raspi, Yes, I did see your screen shot and no, I didn't think it looked good. That's why I said I didn't understand why it isn't working for you. Mine looks like this. I do think the issue is asymetrical nodes as I mentioned. (I need to fix some of them in the download. I don't think this was an iss...
by cleversomeday
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem
Replies: 18
Views: 2953

Re: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem

Oh, I totally agree with that about the LPE, (I can't think of a case when you would want it all wobbly like that) just not sure why Bezier Envelope is not working for you.
by cleversomeday
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem
Replies: 18
Views: 2953

Re: arched text with the Envelope LPE problem

Unless I'm not understanding what you want to do, Bezier Envelope works for me without doing each letter separately.
http://cleversomeday.com/textwarpink/ I do have to be careful on the ones with top and bottom curve to get the nodes symmetrical.
by cleversomeday
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Making Seamless Tiles
Replies: 15
Views: 2747

Re: Making Seamless Tiles

Have you tried this extension? https://inkscape.org/en/gallery/item/1358/
by cleversomeday
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Glyph panel in .92?
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Glyph panel in .92?

Has anyone got the glyph panel working in Ink .92? This is the feature I am most looking forward to, but haven't actually seen it in action yet. Pasted below is the blurb from the release notes. How would one go about linking Inkscape to a recent version of the Pango library if that is what is requi...
by cleversomeday
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Custom made font - spacing between letters
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Custom made font - spacing between letters

I was never able to figure out the kerning issue. My suggestion is to import the font into FontForge and do your kerning there.
by cleversomeday
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: will Inkscape 0.92 be released before the end of 2016 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3962

Re: will Inkscape 0.92 be released before the end of 2016 ?

Thank you for this info. I would like to give the MacPorts option a try but I'm worried about my existing installation. Can I install this without uninstalling .91?
by cleversomeday
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Customize Shortcuts
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

Re: Customize Shortcuts

So glad you asked this question because thanks to Lazur's answer I was able to change the Toggle View Mode command for my laptop, which doesn't have the number key pad needed for the default shortcut.
by cleversomeday
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: Offset meter
Replies: 6
Views: 4054

Re: Offset meter

I think this would be a good feature, too, as this is common in diecutting software. An interim workaround is to use the Paint Bucket Tool, which lets you specify offset in pixels in the tool settings.
by cleversomeday
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How can I edit a text letter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: How can I edit a text letter?

You have to Ungroup after Object to Path before you can node edit.
by cleversomeday
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to convert ink lines to vector paths?
Replies: 10
Views: 2796

Re: How to convert ink lines to vector paths?

For any of you Mac folks, here are the instrux I followed to install autotrace. http://www.getmacapps.info/install-autotrace-on-macos
by cleversomeday
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to convert ink lines to vector paths?
Replies: 10
Views: 2796

Re: How to convert ink lines to vector paths?

That worked! I added a white background before making a bitmap copy and the centerline trace was successful. Thanks so much!
by cleversomeday
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Work in progress
Topic: Draw a diagram with a curve
Replies: 1
Views: 1751

Re: Draw a diagram with a curve

Assuming you have the formula, try Extensions>Render>Function Plotter

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