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by druban
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Need help in creating a shape
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: Need help in creating a shape

there is an alternative to the clone and clipping path system that Xav gave you (other methods are not really worth pursuing). You can create a pattern, which is not as straightforward but can be reused over and over easily. patfill.png I have attached a file showing the pattern basis and using it i...
by druban
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Inset/Outset Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 2576

Re: Inset/Outset Help!

My inkscape has the shortcuts next to the menu commands. For inset and outset they're ctrl+( and ctrl+)

In Edit>preferences>behavior>steps you can set the inset/outset amount for each iteration of the command.
by druban
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How do I effectivly work with nodes?
Replies: 12
Views: 1605

Re: How do I effectivly work with nodes?

Since svg does not allow y shaped paths you must have some duplicated nodes under the visible ones that are causing unpredictable behavior. Provide the file for a quick explanation and fix.
by druban
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Automatic true shape nesting in Inkscape?
Replies: 12
Views: 4425

Re: Automatic true shape nesting in Inkscape?

That's a great resource, thanks for pointing it out. I wonder if the creator might consider making it an extension for Inkscape....
by druban
Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How "extrude" a rectangle (NOT in the 3-d sense)
Replies: 4
Views: 1391

Re: How "extrude" a rectangle (NOT in the 3-d sense)

However, this is very finicky and the laser software seems to ignore my path edits when merging rectangles. Does Inkscape have a tool for this built-in or is there a technique that I could use? Thanks, Gary As you have noticed there is a tradeoff between having control and how quickly something can...
by druban
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Is this something I can do as a complete beginner?
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: Is this something I can do as a complete beginner?

Seems simple enough graphically, but it would depend on what format Vistaprint will print from without charging you for someone to convert it to their accepted format. Inkscape produces PDF and SVG easily. If Vprint wants 'Illustrator ai" or "Illustrator EPS" then you can't really do ...
by druban
Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Interweaving Objects
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Interweaving Objects

From the "Not nearly as awesome as Lazur's example, and redundant as well" file: overlapping.png The three stages in the SVG attached may give you an idea of how to plan your (next) project. You might also take a look at the KNOT path effect, which, while not exactly the same, is related a...
by druban
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Interweaving Objects
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Interweaving Objects

Sadly, the only way to achieve this effect is to cut the objects judiciously to create the ILLUSION of interweaving.
The simple rule in vector illustration is:

"No object can be simultaneously in front of and behind another object."
by druban
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Help with outlines and filling
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

Re: Help with outlines and filling

Try the hatches path effect although it takes a lot of fiddling to get it right
by druban
Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Discuss Software Issues
Topic: Path -> Diffrence problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2384

Re: Path -> Diffrence problem

if you use the add nodes extension or the :tool_node: and select all, 'insert new node into selected segments' (in the control bar) you should no longer have this problem. you don't have to add a lot of nodes just doubling should do it
by druban
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Help with outlines and filling
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

Re: Help with outlines and filling

:tool_paintbucket: Without having an actual file to look at, my best advice is to use the :tool_paintbucket: and click in the area you want to paint. This does create another object each time you click though. The better way would be to use the outlines you have to make new objects which you can fil...
by druban
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: I created a pattern (a strange way) and inkscape hangs...
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: I created a pattern (a strange way) and inkscape hangs...

Are you using blurs in the pattern? If so this may be the cause of the lag. Any filter repeated that many times will slow IS to a crawl. Workaround is making a bitmap copy and using that as a pattern object. Hard to tell without having the file to look at but as a rule 18 mb is large for a vector file
by druban
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to make nice and clean image for a custom art keycaps using Inkscape?
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Re: How to make nice and clean image for a custom art keycaps using Inkscape?

Sure, copy and paste will work. Use the gradient or node tool to select the gradient nodes and change the colors. Once you have the colors right you might want to put the three objects that make up the key in one group. Also be careful that by default your button at the top of the canvas that says, ...
by druban
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] Shape Tools - empty boxes, only handles
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Re: [solved] Shape Tools - empty boxes, only handles

I'm glad you got it straightened out. Sorry the posts above that mentioned checking transparency and alpha were not clear enough!
by druban
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: [solved] Shape Tools - empty boxes, only handles
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Re: Shape Tools - empty boxes, only handles

If you could snap a full screen shot when one of these objects that are invisible is selected, including everything in the inkscape window - don't crop - it might be helpful. Even when the fill is not 'X' the alpha setting might be zero or fully transparent. This would show as a checkerboard in vari...
by druban
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to make nice and clean image for a custom art keycaps using Inkscape?
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Re: How to make nice and clean image for a custom art keycaps using Inkscape?

SInce you're asking how to do a very specific task here's a standard way to do it. Buttons are usually given their 3D look in vector by two simple gradients that run light to dark in opposite directions. There's a small blurred highlight to show the edge in this example; some people prefer the very ...
by druban
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Breaking and Trimming Lines at Intersections
Replies: 2
Views: 900

Re: Breaking and Trimming Lines at Intersecions

An ellipse is not a parabola and sadly not even approximately similar. There is a simple way to do this: draw a rectangle about the size you want your end result to be (not necessary to be precise at all) and with it selected call the extension Function Plotter which resides under Extensions/Render ...
by druban
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Inkscape Ideas
Topic: I was wondering... Wouldn't it possible to make slicing?
Replies: 1
Views: 1565

Re: I was wondering... Wouldn't it possible to make slicing?

The eraser can be used as a knife of sorts by enabling that kind of erasing in its control bar (the options are to erase parts of objects or whole objects) and using a very thin eraser width
by druban
Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Moving a small portion of an image
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: Moving a small portion of an image

There's no one step method, but if the target is not too complex you can duplicate all of it, clip it with the rectangle and shift the clipped duplicate. You can simulate transparency underneath by using another clipping path on the original, this time to cut away the 'window' in a frame-shaped path...
by druban
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Problem with page size
Replies: 2
Views: 3781

Re: Problem with page size

You just have to go into your printer preferences and set any 'custom' settings to the actual paper size, even if the 'custom' measurements are exactly the same as the paper size. EG 'Custom 8.5 x 11' - won't work with my printer, but "Letter 8.5 x 11' will. The 'bug' is that you have to do thi...
by druban
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: I am looking for this feature
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: I am looking for this feature

You have your work cut out for you - you are probably going to use the EXTENSION pattern along path to keep the colors, but there will be a lot of undoing, changing the size of the circle, redoing etc. Measure carefully to save time. Add nodes to all the paths to make results smoother. You will almo...
by druban
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: "Vicious" cycle with resizing and stroke widths
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: "Vicious" cycle with resizing and stroke widths

with the :tool_selector: selected you will see in the control bar above the canvas some (possibly very tiny) icons right after the units drop down. The first of these, if you hover over it will pop up with a description "when scaling objects, scale the stroke width by the same proportion."...
by druban
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Some objects cannot be dragged via mouse
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Some objects cannot be dragged via mouse

The cursor has to be over a nontransparent part of the object
e.g. if an object has a stroke but no fill the cursor has to click right on the stroke to drag the object.
by druban
Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Finished Inkscape Work
Topic: 2016 Illustrations
Replies: 5
Views: 2304

Re: 2016 Illustrations

Amazing and meaningful art! thank you for sharing these
by druban
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Please help me draw a triangle
Replies: 18
Views: 2439

Re: Please help me draw a triangle

Draw a 158mm circle with its center at N3. Draw a circle centered on N2 so that N3 is on the circumference, probably getting close when drawing and then zooming in and using the keyboard shortcuts to scale up and down until it's right on it. One of the two intersections of these two circles is where...

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