Make object solid, so its not affected by other shapes

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Saskia1770
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Make object solid, so its not affected by other shapes

Postby Saskia1770 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:51 am

Hi everyone,

Had a look through the FAQ's and googled for a few hours but haven't been able to find an answer to my question yet. Hoping you can help :)

I would like to achieve a schadow to my shape (a mouse). I have created this mouse in Inkscape.

Ive made a shadow to another shape/object (paintbrush) i created in Inkscape by using the copy and paste the object, then making this new shape all grey, place it under the original shape (a little lower and to the right) and then blur it. However, when i want to do this same thing again with my mouse the created grey shadow, affects the color of my mouse, making it darker.

I understand that my mouse shape is transculent and the changed color is because of the shadow being grey.

My question: how do i get my mouse to be unaffected like when i did the same thing with the paintbrush shape?

I have selected the "move gradients/patterns along with the object" but have no idea what else i have done to the mouse differently than to the paintbrush to make it transparant and see the background through it. I have also tried to create different layers, but this doesn't solve the problem either.

Hope my explanation makes sense and that some of you might have a solution.

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Saskia

Lazur
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Re: Make object solid, so its not affected by other shapes

Postby Lazur » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:10 am

Hi there,

I assume you have some transparency given to your object that you want to get rid of.
Transparency can be given to fills and strokes by colour's alpha channel,
can be set to separate objects by a 100% value,
can be set to groups of objects,
and can be set to layers alltogether.
For the best solution, you would need to check for all of those.

However if you would like a faster way around
-like if your drawing is made up of many objects and fills-, maybe you can do some trick.
If your mouse has a black outline, you can add a fully opaque shape below it, with a black outline and a white fill.

Better post the problematic part here so we can have a look and give you more focused advices.

Saskia1770
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Re: Make object solid, so its not affected by other shapes

Postby Saskia1770 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:59 pm

Hi Lazur,

Thanks a million for taking the time to have a look at my post and to reply! I've been on a holiday (lucky me) so a little late with my post back.

I have checked all your suggested options, however it does not give me a solution to the problem :(

I just quickly made a file for you to see the problem. Please find it attached to this post. On the left you find the gradient (or similar) i'd like to use on the mouse. On the right you see the effect once i apply a background shade. As mentioned before, i'd like to add a shadow to my mouse without the gradient being changed.

When trying all over again - thinking i accidently made the mouse see-through - it gives the same result when i apply a gradient to the mouse. I honestly can't remember what i've done different with the pencil.

Curious and looking much forward to your reply :)

Thanks,
Saskia
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Lazur
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Re: Make object solid, so its not affected by other shapes

Postby Lazur » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:01 am

Hi Saskia,

So you just "added a shade" by adding a filter to the shape?
If you duplicate the original first (Ctrl+D), lower it down (End),
AND apply the filter on the duplicant, would it look good?

Actually I would draw the shades by duplicating the original shape
(The union of the black nose, eye contour and body),
and add a black fill to it and some transparency and blurring,
moving it a bit bottom right, below the original parts.
Also such shape, with a white fill -and no blurring or transparency-
could be grouped with the original parts while being behind those, to ensure there is no transparency above the shade.
(That may cause problems at the edges, that could be corrected by using some clipping.)

On the right, that brush seems more problematic.
It surely got some transparency, and the wood texture just vanishes.
Upload the svg if you cannot solve it.

tylerdurden
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Re: Make object solid, so its not affected by other shapes

Postby tylerdurden » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:42 am

It might be helpful to check the settings on the gradient... it is common to think it is sweeping from white to color, when it is sweeping from transparent to color over a white background.

Gradient-alpha.jpg
Looks like white -> green...
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Gradient-alpha1.jpg
...but is not...
Gradient-alpha1.jpg (101.4 KiB) Viewed 3793 times


Gradient-alpha2.jpg
This is white -> green
Gradient-alpha2.jpg (101.2 KiB) Viewed 3793 times
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

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