Where can I change the color balance in Inkscape?

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Galvatron
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Where can I change the color balance in Inkscape?

Postby Galvatron » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:16 am

Hello,

I am new here and have a question.

I have used a filter.
Filters > Materials > Enamel jewelry.
This made my text look 3D and gold.

Image

However, I don't want it to be gold. Can I change the color in Inkscape?
I am quite new to Inkscape: is there an option in Inkscape where I can adjust the color balance?

In other words: how can I turn my 'enamel jewelried' text blue instead of gold?

thanks in advance!

Jelle
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Re: Where can I change the color balance in Inkscape?

Postby Jelle » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:32 am

Hello Galvatron,

There are ways to do it in Inkscape, unfortunately no easy way. One way is to use the filter editor and muck around with that. The other way is using the XML editor, find the filter applied and change the basic (yellow) color to something more to your fancy in the SVG code. I personally would open the file in Notepad++ and find the filter and the basic color from there and test it in Opera 12.16 (web browser) which you can find on Portable apps.

At www.learnsvg.com you may find the book learn SVG which may open the fascinating world of SVG to you ;-)

tylerdurden
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Re: Where can I change the color balance in Inkscape?

Postby tylerdurden » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:52 pm

Changing the color in the xml editor is pretty easy.

ChangeFilterColor.jpg
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The values are R, G, B... each value can be 0 - 255. So, you see the blue value is 180... change it to 2XX and the other values to 1xx and see (as I already did in the workspace).

Can't hurt to try...

TD
Have a nice day.

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

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

v1nce
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Re: Where can I change the color balance in Inkscape?

Postby v1nce » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:26 pm

Filters in Materials category don't use original color of underlying shape.
You're not supposed to change the color.

You could do it anyway.

launch filters/filter editor.
use slider arrow until you see the second Specular lighting primitive of the filter.
change specular color
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Galvatron
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Re: Where can I change the color balance in Inkscape?

Postby Galvatron » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:54 pm

Hey guys,

Thanks for the answers.
I now know what to do!

until next time...


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