Help develope a techinque to make this effect possible

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redbeltboxer
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Help develope a techinque to make this effect possible

Postby redbeltboxer » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:07 am

Hi

I am an avid user of Inkscape and try to emulate photoshop techniques in inkscape. Here is thehttp://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/retro-style-geometric-lines-poster-design-tutorial link to my current challenge. I have been using the simple brush technique suggested by Rob A, where you copy paths to clipboard and use it a brush. But am stumped to get the overlap part to work. I have watched some tutorials on knots but can get anything to work.

maybe someone can produce even just a little bit of the example in the link.

regards Kirk

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Re: Help develope a techinque to make this effect possible

Postby Loadus » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:24 pm

You could possibly do 1/4 of the circle part and align those to form the curves, that way you can control the overlapping. There are gazillion ways to produce that retroflowthingy. : )

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Re: Help develope a techinque to make this effect possible

Postby redbeltboxer » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:19 am

It would be great if someone can reproduce it. Just a little

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Re: Help develope a techinque to make this effect possible

Postby brynn » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:44 am

You're talking about the geometric lines right, rather than the weathered look?

I have been using the simple brush technique suggested by Rob A, where you copy paths to clipboard and use it a brush.

I think I remember reading about this, but don't remember the details. I think it was something to do with Pattern Along Path path effect? Could you either explain it, or provide a link to the topic?

I struggle with pattern along path, so I feel challenged to try. But do let us know the process that you want to use. Because there are other ways (as Loadus mentions) to do this with Inkscape.

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Re: Help develope a techinque to make this effect possible

Postby tomh » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:40 am

I have done this before in Inkscape.

The method I used was to create a series of circles with set radiuses (100px, 80, 60, 40 and 20) align and distribute them so that they are all centred.

Convert them to paths, combine them all ctrl+k. Make a duplicate copy. Each circle should be made out of 4 segments. Delete one of them by selecting the segment and using the "delete segment between two non end-points" in the node tool. (repeat on copies for half turn and 1/4 turn)

That should get you the corner sections.

For the strait sections make a strate path, copy and distribute to match. Then you are at the same stage as the article.

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Re: Help develope a techinque to make this effect possible

Postby brynn » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:06 am

I've got it to work with Pattern Along Path path effect, if that's what you're looking for. But I don't think you'll be able to do it with one continuous path, to get the over/under effect. I think you will need to draw the path, then break it into pieces. After you apply the effect to each portion, you can use the z order commands to place some parts over and some parts under, etc.

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Re: Help develope a techinque to make this effect possible

Postby Loadus » Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:55 am

Here are the pieces you need to create the retroflow:

http://www.loadusfx.net/inkscape/retroflow.svg

EDIT:
and here's a more accurate version:
http://www.loadusfx.net/inkscape/retroflow-h.svg


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