Duplicate Object changes color of original object

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marciokoko
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Duplicate Object changes color of original object

Postby marciokoko » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:14 am

I created a book. Colored it and added shadows. Now I duplicated it so i got an exact green duplicate of my original. I have 2 green books.

I went and changed the color of the duplicate to blue, but it changes the color of my original as well. How do I avoid this?

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sas
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Re: Duplicate Object changes color of original object

Postby sas » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:47 am

This is presumably because the colour is a shared gradient. If you copy and paste the original, rather than duplicating it, then the copy should have its own gradient, and you can change it without affecting the original.

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Re: Duplicate Object changes color of original object

Postby brynn » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:46 pm

There's a setting in Inkscape Preferences where you can prevent the sharing of gradients. Inks Prefs > Misc


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