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by kelan
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to write justified text?
Replies: 4
Views: 17245

Re: How to write justified text?

If you want to set a specific area for the text to remain within, you can do that, too. After choosing the text tool, instead of just clicking on the canvas, click and drag to create a rectangle. The text will wrap to stay within the rectangle.
by kelan
Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: Problem with changing start/end angle of ellipse part
Replies: 3
Views: 2118

Re: Problem with changing start/end angle of ellipse part

This is kind of a weird bug, but I'll try to explain it. First you draw the circle and put in a Start of 0 and End of 40. That works fine. However, when you go to "rotate" it and put 40 in for Start, Inkscape does something you don't expect. At that moment, both Start and End have 40. When...
by kelan
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How do i get this sketch look ? brushes ?
Replies: 6
Views: 5454

Re: How do i get this sketch look ? brushes ?

In the dev version, there is a predefined sketch LPE. That's what they're talking about above.
by kelan
Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: problem with import - color change
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

Re: problem with import - color change

It is possible to rename gradients using the XML editor. You can find the gradient definitions under the svg:defs element. Simply change their id attribute. You'll also need to update the objects that use any gradient you rename, since the object will be referring to the old name. You can find an ob...
by kelan
Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: centering a triangle
Replies: 4
Views: 2594

Re: centering a triangle

The Wikipedia article for triangle gives at least four points that could be called some kind of "center": circumcenter, orthocenter, centroid, and center of the incircle. You're talking about the centroid here, but looking at the images in the article, the center of the incircle also looks...
by kelan
Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Put text around a path
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: Put text around a path

The Text on Path chapter of the manual has a section on circular paths at the bottom:
http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/Text-Path.html
by kelan
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: simulated clip - clip nodes -hardcode clip
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

Re: simulated clip - clip nodes -hardcode clip

The boolean operations don't work well on lines because lines don't have any geometric area. They seem like they do when rendered because of their stroke, but geometrically, they're just lines. I imagine the boolean operations could be tweaked to work with lines, but currently they don't (at least i...
by kelan
Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Remove parts of a picture(Make background transparent)
Replies: 8
Views: 20060

Re: Remove parts of a picture(Make background transparent)

Sure, you can do that. ⋅ Draw shapes that completely cover whatever portions of the pictures you want to hide. ⋅ Make these shapes pure black and group them together (select each shape, but not the picture, and press Ctrl + G ). ⋅ Make another shape that completely cove...
by kelan
Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Increasing an oblique line width
Replies: 3
Views: 15622

Re: Increasing an oblique line width

Do you want to increase the thickness of a line? You can do that by increasing its stroke width . Look in the Fill and Stroke Dialog ( Shift + Ctrl + F ) at the "Stroke style" tab. The top input is Width, which you can adjust as needed. You might also want to set the either the Pencil :too...
by kelan
Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Remove parts of a picture(Make background transparent)
Replies: 8
Views: 20060

Re: Remove parts of a picture(Make background transparent)

I can't figure out how to remove different part(s) of a picture or make the part(s) transparent. This is such a common question that I wrote a guide all about hiding parts of objects (making holes). Download the SVG (right-click then save as) and open it in Inkscape to play around with it. Holes Gu...
by kelan
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: It Won't Make a Circle
Replies: 7
Views: 6911

Re: It Won't Make a Circle

And I want two concentric circles and I found I couldn't draw one inside the other and I couldn't draw one outside the other and I couldn't drag and drop one onto the other because it would obliterate it. This sounds like maybe you drew the smaller circle first and the larger circle second. The rea...
by kelan
Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: objects in group can occupy different Z-layers
Replies: 7
Views: 3137

Re: objects in group can occupy different Z-layers

So in a group, there are as many Z-Layers as there are objects, right? But those z layers aren't a group? Meaning that other objects can get between the z layers of grouped objects? Within a group, the objects in that group still have a z-order, and objects outside the group cannot get inbetween th...
by kelan
Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: objects in group can occupy different Z-layers
Replies: 7
Views: 3137

Re: objects in group can occupy different Z-layers

What do you mean by "z-layer" or "occupy different layers in the z-order"? Anway, maybe I can just explain how z-order and layers work and that will answer your question. As you probably know, SVG is an XML file format. Objects are made up of tags with particular attributes. The ...
by kelan
Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to rename a gradient in XML-Editor
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

Re: How to rename a gradient in XML-Editor

I´m tryning to change the gradient name via the XML-Editor. However renaming the id="linearGradient3155results" within the def-element results in deleting the whole gradient. Any solution? It doesn't actually delete the gradient, but it does temporarily remove it from whatever object is u...
by kelan
Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Line with text along it over a gradient filled rectangle
Replies: 4
Views: 1547

Re: Line with text along it over a gradient filled rectangle

That's bizarre. I can see what's happening with the file you posted, but I can't reproduce it with a new line. It doesn't seem to have anything to do with the gradient. If you move the line off the rectangle-with-gradient, the text is still squished. Try lengthening and shortening the line. The text...
by kelan
Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:58 am
Forum: SVG / XML Code
Topic: How do I invert the region under a rect?
Replies: 7
Views: 3266

Re: How to use scripts to make objects appear

But not a way to invert the space under a rect. So it looks like I need help with that effect. A color-inverting filter effect is pretty easy. You can see one I made here: http://openclipart.org/media/files/kelan/8769 Download the SVG and you can see how it's done. What that filter does when applie...
by kelan
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] How to do this type of lines ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Re: How to do this type of lines ?

Did you know that when using the circle tool :tool_ellipse:( F5 ), you can specify the angle that the circle begins and ends? Create a circle, set the fill to none, and set the stroke color and width to whatever you like. Now look up to the toolbar. There are two number boxes labeled Start and End. ...
by kelan
Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] wide stroke on the clipping path?
Replies: 7
Views: 2207

Re: wide stroke on the clipping path?

Good news! Clips ignore the stroke, but masks don't. It's part of the SVG spec. So just make a mask with a fully white object (both fill and stroke), and it'll work like you want.
by kelan
Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: 3 Qs re stroke join style
Replies: 8
Views: 2516

Re: 3 Qs re stroke join style

Outsetting a path can deform its shape. This technique preserves shape, although there are caveats. See the end of the post for those. To use your example, let's make a pentagon with final stroke of 50. ⋅ Make a pentagon. ⋅ Choose a stroke width for the pentagon. You can make it ...
by kelan
Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Unflow text - no resize handles?
Replies: 3
Views: 1975

Re: Unflow text - no resize handles?

Another possible solution to giving the text margins: Make a duplicate of the framing object, reduce its size a bit, then use the smaller duplicate as the text frame. Set the smaller duplicate to be completely transparent, and you're done.
by kelan
Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to draw double-lined arrows?
Replies: 1
Views: 2942

Re: How to draw double-lined arrows?

Do I have to build up every arrow out of two lines and an arrow with an invisible line? Unfortunately, I think you do. There's no way to set a line's stroke so that the center of the line is different from the outer edge. This is similar to having a gradient which follows the curves of a line, whic...
by kelan
Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] How to create a line that 'changes' colour
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Re: How to create a line that 'changes' colour

prkos wrote:I think someone made a filter or a plugin that turns color into its negative automatically, maybe someone else can remember where this can be found.

I made a filter that will do that. It's pretty simple. You can download an example file here: http://openclipart.org/media/files/kelan/8769
by kelan
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] object size change around center (not bottom-left
Replies: 4
Views: 3679

Re: object size change around center (not bottom-left corner)

Plus, you can always realign the objects with the Align and Distribute dialog (Shift+Ctrl+A).

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